Erin Rathier

musings of a ragtag heart

Hello my friends!  I know, it has been way too long since I last posted.  I am sorry!  I hope today finds you all well and blessed and filled with the Holy Spirit!

I thought I would write today and give you a little update on why I have been MIA.  As most of you know, 2018 brought some changes to my life.  I had a period of months that were hard, then a great deal of learning and rest with God, and here I sit, anxiously awaiting all He is going to do in 2019.

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If you recall, I left my full time church job, and jumped head first into my full time, homeschooling, stay at home wife and mom job, and have been working hard to love the people around me with Jesus’ love.  I began teaching a few subjects at the co-op my own kids attend, and that has been an incredible blessing.  We just finished our first semester, and I am so thankful for all God has been doing.

I am so anxious to be here with you regularly again, and share the many things God has been teaching me.  It has been a lot y’all.  These seasons of rest and dependence on God are so stretching but filled with so much growth.  This past weekend, our pastor (yes, we have finally found our church home HALLELUJAH), preached the third message on a series on Seasons.  The main idea of the series, is that there will be seasons, and we cannot control when they start or when they end always, but we can control how we live during those seasons.  It has been a good series for me and hubby.  I am always amazed how God brings us right to the spot we need to be.  Anyway, the message this weekend was on Fall and how Fall is the harvest season.  Our pastor eloquently shared that Fall is the season we see the truth of what we have been planting.  Good or bad.

I must admit, I paused as he preached a great message on reaping and sowing.  I paused, because I wanted to figure out, what have I been sowing in ALL areas of my life?

Galatians 6:7-9 says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.  Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Wow!  Something I have heard many times, but as our pastor spoke, God asked me to check my heart.  What have I been sowing in my marriage?  My relationship with God?  My children?  My friendships?  My ministry?  Our finances?  And I could go on.  Am I really surprised by some things going on in my life when I look back at what I planted and watered…good or bad?

It is definitely something to spend some time on, and so I ask, friends, what are you sowing?  This is a crazy busy time of year, but that makes it just the right time to look around at what you are sowing, and maybe what you are not sowing.

Thank you so much for reading today.  I promise to be back on a regular basis.  If you are struggling this Christmas, or just need some prayer, I would love to pray for you!  Send me a message.  Have a wonderful day!

3 thoughts on “Harvest Dreams

  1. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    So true, Erin! Happy to see this post….I’ve missed your writings! Merry Christmas! Elizabeth

    1. erinrathier says:

      Thank you for reading Elizabeth! Merry Christmas to your and your family as well!!!

  2. Lynda Taylor says:

    Welcome back to posting Erin. I’ve missed them, and i miss you. So glad you found a new church home. Looking forward to hearing how God is working in your life in 2019.
    Merry Christmas! ❤️🎄❤️
    Lynda

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