Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sow.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life (Galatians 6:7-8).

Reaping and sowing has been playing around in my noggin' for the last couple of days, but I haven't really known what to write about them. I'm not a fan of repeating what's already been said a million times before, even though, technically, that is what I do. That's what we have been doing for ages, as people have studied and written about the Word. Does that make the Word watered down? Of course not! So, with that, I'll carry on.

A man reaps what he sows (vs 7).

What am I sowing? Where am I sowing? If I'm going to reap what and where I sow, than I better be sure I am sowing good fruit in good ground. I'm no farmer, but I have enough common sense to know that those things are a big deal.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked (vs 7).

It is what is. Our fruit is a direct product of the seed that was planted. So, how are those seedlings in your hands? Are you planting to please the Spirit? Your fruit (my fruit) will tell the story of the ground where it's sown.

...the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life ( vs 8)

Oh, taste the abundance of seed sown in fertile soil!

What about years of drought, when the soil is dehydrated enough to dry out the precious seedling? You keep sowing. Show up. Plant. Plant. Plant. Again, I'm no farmer. Is that even farming protocol? No matter it's spiritual protocol.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (vs 9).

Weariness can and, most definitely, will come from time to time. Living in brokenness makes it inevitable. Do not let the weariness of doing good settle in your life. Do not give up. The harvest is coming. For those that sow to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Oswald Chambers says, It is impossible to get exhausted in work for God. We get exhausted because we try to do God's work in our own way. I think we have the option to get weary because weariness comes, but you certainly can look at that weariness, and ask yourself if you are doing God's work your own way. Friends, you want to find rest? Do things God's way. Keeping sowing.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who 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. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers (Galatians 6:7-10).

We sow- we reap. Our harvest depends on our where we're sowing. We should keep sowing, and not give up. Therefore. What's our therefore there for? To tell us what to do with all that we've read. Now we know that when we sow good things we'll reap a harvest that is pleasing to the Lord Almighty. From that, we should: as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers (vs 10).

The hours of this day are ours today and today only. Where and what are we sowing today, not tomorrow and not yesterday, but today? Let's sow our little hearts out today in the people we're around. Harvest is coming.

In His Name,
Jennifer


2 comments:

Charissa Steyn said...

beautifully said girl! thanks for the encouragement. I love that part of even when the soil is dry...what do we do...KEEP sowing!! thanks for this - needed it! :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Charissa! I need it too! :) I hope baby Steyn is growing nicely and that you are having a great pregnancy!