It is important to remember and keep in mind that whatever we sow in life that is exactly what we will reap in return. We can’t expect to go through life lying, cheating and stealing and in return receive joy, gladness, prosperity and blessings. Whenever we put into the ground is exactly what will grow and return back to us. We can ask any farmer what they expect to reap when it is their harvest time and they will answer you and say I will reap exactly what I sowed into the ground. Whether it is fruits or vegetables that farmer will receive back to him the harvest of what he put into the ground months before. It is the same thing with life. The good that we do, the hope we impart, the encouragement we share are spiritual blessings that will take root and bring back to us a joyful harvest. When we walk in integrity and keep a strong and faith filled character, those seeds will take root and bring forth a harvest of blessings that we can’t imagine. The Bible confirms this truth as we read in Galatians 6:7-8 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Colossians 3:12-17) (Genesis 8:22)
Be encouraged to bless your future by sowing the right seeds today. Don’t believe the lie of the enemy that a little sin won’t hurt anyone because that is the furthest thing from the truth. You will be hindering your tomorrows by indulging in sinfulness today. Don’t be another statistic of the enemy who didn’t fulfill their life’s mission and didn’t rise to their fullest potential because they gave in to the allure of sin. Each life has an account that is either increasing in spiritual blessings or increasing in wickedness and one of these will be manifested through our life in due time. The Lord Jesus declares in Matthew 12:35-37
“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (James 2:14-26)
I encourage you again to focus on doing good and bringing blessings into your life so that they can take root and bring forth a wonderful harvest over your life. No matter how long our life may seem to be it is a drop of water into an ocean that is Eternity. Let us make our life worthy to be called our own so that we won’t live in regret, but rather we will be proud of how we spent our days on the Earth. (1 Peter 3:8-12)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to bring good things into your life so that good things may come out of it just the same.
It is hard at times to eat the right foods for our bodies when the wrong foods can taste so delicious. I am just glad then that when it comes to food for the soul the choices are a little easier to make. Imagine, for instance, that you had two types of food before you. The first one is great for you. It makes your heart healthier, your mind clearer, and your body more energetic. It makes you feel fantastic both inside and out. It also tastes delicious. You could eat it for a million years and never get tired of it. It just takes a bit of effort and a few minutes to cook each day. The second food is terrible for you. It is hard on your heart and destroys your health. It depresses your mind and steals your body’s vitality. It makes you feel miserable both inside and out. It also tastes terrible. You can eat it right away, though. It is instant and takes no effort to make. Which one would you choose?
Sadly, more people than you would think make the second choice. The second choice is acting from fear. It is choosing to feed the soul hatred, violence, negativeness, misery, pain, meanness, and loneliness. It is easy to do even though it hurts you every time you do it. It slowly poisons your life and the lives of those around you if they let it. The first choice, however, is choosing love. It is feeding the soul joy, peace, positiveness, happiness, delight, goodness, and oneness with God. It takes a bit of effort, but it brings a lot of Heaven to Earth. It enriches your life and the lives of everyone you share it with.
What you eat is up to you. Choose your foods wisely then. God wants you to eat well not just with your stomach, but also with your heart, soul, mind, and life. Lay out a table full of all the love, joy, light, goodness, and oneness with God that you possibly can. Then pull up a chair and invite everyone to the feast.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
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.”
Proverbs 4:20-26 “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
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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