As You Sow…

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For many of us who live in the city and have little to no land to work with, “gardening” often means picking up styrofoam-boxed blooms at the local hardware or home decor store and transferring the flowers into window boxes or containers hooked onto our balcony railing. But even the blackest thumb among us knows that you get what you plant. You plant strawberries, you get strawberries. . .not watermelons. You plant a rose bush, you don’t expect tulips.

It’s just common sense and logic, right?

So why do so many of us forget this principle when it comes to our spiritual lives? The Bible says:

“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)

Where do we invest our time, money and energy? If our lives are completely self-focused and bent on experiencing as much pleasure as possible, we should not be surprised if we’re left empty and dissatisfied, nor if God disciplines us harshly. However, if we look for opportunities each day for spiritual growth, for serving God and for serving others, we will reap everlasting benefits!

 

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2 thoughts on “As You Sow…

  1. Stephen Frank Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:53 am Reply

    So true! Thanks for sharing these insights.

    • Ann-Margret Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

      You’re welcome! Thanks for popping in and reading. 🙂

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