Let’s take a look back at the message from Friday night, September 7th about sowing and reaping from Gal. 6:7-9 (Message Bible).
“Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others-ignoring God!-harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.”
The devil wants us to think sowing doesn’t work and that you’ve tried hard already so just give up, relax from giving so much and stop sowing.
- Sow love, reap love
- Sow patience, reap patience
- Sow kindness, reap kindness
- Sow forgiveness, reap forgiveness
- Sow money, reap money
- Sow bitterness, reap bitterness
- Sow strife, reap strife
- Sow envy, reap envy
- Sow negative words, reap negative words
If you’re going to reap what you sow, maybe you ought to figure out what you want to reap. Then you can start planting those same kinds of seeds to assure that you’ll get the harvest of your dreams!
– Paulie and Nikki Tebbano