When the Lord wants us to “get” something He sends the message in multiples. In the last several months He has sent me messages about paying attention to the seeds I am sowing. We are able to observe His laws of sowing and reaping in nature. If we plant something, and tend to it, what we planted will grow. If we plant tomatoes, we will not harvest corn.
We are planting seeds every single day. Charles Spurgeon said, “It is not an open question at all whether I sow or not today. The only question to be decided is: Shall I sow good seed or bad? Every man is always sowing.”
We are given the principle and the challenge in Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia: “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.” (Gal. 6:7-9)
There’s a lot to unpack in this passage, but today I want to focus on the passage as a whole, and look to the wisdom in Dr. Spurgeon’s statement: Every day we are planting seeds in our own hearts, and in all the lives with which we have contact, both believers and unbelievers. The only question to be decided is what seeds we will plant?
Today I choose to plant seeds of thanksgiving, love, compassion, joy, humility, compassion, forbearance, forgiveness, and patience. I am giving the Lord my voice and my actions to use for His glory. I want my words and my actions to glorify our father, to encourage others, to build them up, to speak life and truth in love, and to allow His light to shine through me. Below I am sharing a song video “Words” by Hawk Nelson that I hope blesses you as much as it did me this morning.
The outcome of the seeds I plant today is not up to me. God knows exactly how to bring a harvest out of the seeds I plant; He knows just how to cultivate the soil of those hearts I come in contact with to cause those seeds to grow. What will you sow today?
August 24, 2018 at 9:05 am
Very good post and a great reminder that we are always sowing, whether or not we know it. Thank you!