No matter how old or young we may be we should always remember and keep in mind that we will reap exactly what we have sown. Just as this world is in constant rotation, we will also constantly receive the same fruit that we are sowing. Now we should ask ourselves are we sowing the right seeds? We must become introspective in that sense and analyze our life to see if we are getting the best results from our interactions with one another. Are we reaping joy, happiness, peace and contentment or are we on the opposite spectrum reaping strife, heartache, restlessness and worry? If we are on the latter end then we must think about the seeds that we are sowing. We can't blame someone else, we can't look for a scapegoat, but rather we should take responsibility to see that our seeds have great power that will either return a harvest of blessings or cursings. (Proverbs 4:5-8) (Deuteronomy 30:19)
The Bible tells us that while the earth remains seedtime and harvest shall never cease. We will never outgrow sowing and reaping. It is not a temporary thing that happens some of the time. The seeds we sow will take root and bring forth an appropriate harvest. What that harvest will be is completely up to us and that is why I encourage you to think the right thoughts, speak the right words and be deliberate in your actions so that your harvest will be a good one that will bless your life and take it to even greater heights. It is within our ability to bless our life with our seeds. We just have to be conscious to what we think, say and do so that any pitfalls will not have any part of our life. (Genesis 8:22) (Matthew 12:36-37)
The Bible declares in Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” We have been given the secret to life: sow the right seeds and live; sow the wrong seeds and die. God can't make it any simpler for us. We simply need to think of our life as a living garden and continuously plant good seeds that will take root and bring forth a good harvest. How do we sow good seeds? We do so by thinking good thoughts, by speaking positive, affirming and authoritative words of victory, by being disciplined in our bodies; eating the right foods, drinking the right drinks and not ingesting anything that is harmful to our bodies. We also sow good seeds when we are a blessing to others. When we lift another up by speaking kind words, by doing kind deeds, by simply helping to elevate one's life, we are sowing an abundance of blessings that are promised to come back to our own life. (John 4:36) (Luke 6:31)
No matter where you are in life it is not too late for you to change and start reaping from the good seeds that you sow. If you are blessed enough to be alive this day than the seeds you sow tomorrow could begin to take root so that your harvest of goodness will not be far from returning back to you. I encourage you to take this message to heart and change your life by sowing good seeds that will bring back to you a good harvest. You will be proud of the seeds that you will be reaping because they will not only be blessing your life, but a multitude of others as well. (Malachi 3:10)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to sow good seeds all the days of your life so that you may continue to reap from what you have sown until the Lord calls you home.
A LAW OF SUCCESSFUL LIVING
I am impressed by an incident that happened during Ignacy Paderewski's (November 18, 1860 - June 29, 1941) career. The famous Polish pianist agreed to play a concert organized by two Stanford University students working their way through school. Paderewski's manager said they would have to guarantee the artist a fee of $2,000. The boys agreed and eventually the concert was held.
Though the two student promoters worked hard, they took in only $1,600. Discouraged, they told Paderewski of their efforts and handed him the $1,600 with a note promising to pay him the balance of $400. But the artist tore up the note and gave them back the $1,600. “Take your expenses out of this,” he said, “give yourselves each 10% of what's left for your work, and let me have the rest.”
Years later, Paderewski was faced with feeding the people of his war-ravaged Poland. Amazingly, even before a request was made, thousands of tons of food were sent to Poland by the United States.
Paderewski later traveled to Paris to thank Herbert Hoover, who headed up the US relief effort. “That's all right, Mr. Paderewski,” said Hoover, “I knew that the need was great. And besides, though you may not remember it, I was one of two college students whom you generously helped when I was in need.”
The story illustrates a law of successful living: sooner or later we will reap what we sow. Paderewski reaped a harvest of kindness he had sown years before. Those who sow love will eventually reap love. Those who sow goodness will reap even more. Those who sow fear and mistrust will reap an unwanted harvest later.
It's a basic law of successful living. And powerful enough to change a life.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Luke 6:38 Jesus declares “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Isaiah 1:19-20 “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”
Proverbs 8:32-36 “Now therefore hearken unto Me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. For whoso findeth Me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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