God graces me with an annual word –a memorial stone – enticing me to follow His unique leading. I have learned to prayerfully evaluate my life in light of the work God is doing. I wonder if you might care to join me in a few moments of prayerful evaluation as we consider Galatians 6:7-10.
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked ; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to theSpirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. NASB
I’m not a farm gal; God has set me down in the midst of rice patties, wheat fields and cabbage patches these last couple of years. I’m observant.
Farming is a lot of work. Hard ground must be plowed up and prepared to receive seed. Planted fields must be cultivated. Are you willing to allow Abba free reign to break up hard areas in your life? Will you cooperate with Him in nourishing the plantings in your life? Some seasons’ planting seem to painfully require reserves beyond our strength.
Farmers are not easily fooled about what they’ve planted in each field. What is planted will eventually be harvested. Farmers have a distinct plan for each field in which seed is scattered. Do you? Will your seeds produce ruin and decay? Or are you following His lead in your daily plantings? If so, you WILL reap a life characterized by the eternal.
There are times when fields seem dormant. In the spring green onion shoots are sure to sprout here – I saw the planting. There is no evidence of that harvest this snowy December. At the right time there will be a harvest!
Don’t lose heart! Rest in Him who IS our secret dwelling place and He will bring times of refreshing. Are you planting things of the spirit in your home, marriage, PWOC, work place? Are you waiting for a harvest which hasn’t materialized yet. It WILL – in the proper, due, opportune time! I eagerly anticipate the reports of harvest in Asia Region
Alicia Brit Chole shares, “What grows from painful planting is God’s business. But sowing in faith is ours and our faithfulness is never sown in vain.”
We aim to simply follow His lead in sowing to the Spirit.
First shared at pwoc.org on Asia Region's Page
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