And I returned

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not laboured; others have laboured, and you have entered into their labours.” John 4: 35-38 (NKJV)

 Bible Readings: Ruth 1: 22; 2, Genesis 8: 32, Leviticus 26: 10

From the beginning of time, a harvest has been prepared for you. Some people say they do not have anything to be thankful for but that is because they do not understand what harvest means. For every season of your life, there is a harvest. Whatever you sow, you shall reap. 

In our bible reading, Ruth returned to Bethlehem despite the fact that she had never been there. Where you are is not where you ought to be, you have to return to your Bethlehem. To return is to reestablish yourself. 

You can tell by your circumstances that you don't belong where you are. Maybe there is a delay in your journey to where you are ought to be. You will get there, in Jesus' name. 

God will have to separate you from some people and relationships before you can return to your Bethlehem. He wants you to be around the right people, having the right conversations. Your conversations lead you to your destination. Don't feel sorry when people leave you, God is using that separation to usher you into your destiny.  

In your story, you represent Ruth, angels are the servants that served Boaz and Jesus is Boaz. So when you arrive at your Bethlehem, things must fall into place for you like they did for Ruth.

When she arrived in Bethlehem, Ruth labored tirelessly in Boaz's field, and that turned her story to glory. So why not labor in the place of worship, prayer and praise so you can reap bountifully? You must first labor spiritually to reap physically.