God, Hope & Helping Others
The Bible says we will reap what we sow.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:7–8 NKJV).
Or as we would say in the modern vernacular, “What goes around comes around.”
As a Christian who has sown to the spirit over the years, you too are reaping what you have sown.
While others “sowed their wild oats,” you sowed spiritual seed.
While others pursued fun, you pursued faith.
While others pursued parties, you pursued prayer.
While others pursued sexual pleasure, you pursued sexual purity.
While others pursued this world, you pursued the next.
Now, while others reap corruption, you reap life. While others feel used, you feel new!
But when we “sow to the spirit” which means to put Jesus and spiritual things first, it directly impacts every area of our lives. “To be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6 NKJV).
2 Corinthians 9:6 tells us, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (NIV).
Every day, from the time we get up in the morning to the time when we lay our heads on the pillow at the end of the day, we have made hundreds, even thousands, of decisions of sowing to the flesh or the Spirit!
Every time we intentionally expose ourselves to areas we are weak in.
Who we choose as our close friends.
What TV programs and movies we watch.
What books or magazines we read.
What music we listen to and what websites we visit.
With every choice, we are either sowing to the flesh or to the Spirit!
Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.
What crop have you been planting lately?
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