7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 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.

We reap what we sow. If I plant tomato seeds, I can’t expect to get strawberries from the plant. It’s just as true that if I sit on the couch and eat donuts, I’m not going to be able to have a cut physique and ripped abs no matter what the commercials tell me. It’s the same way with our spiritual lives. If I plant seeds born of my sinful desires to please myself and flesh, then the fruit that develops is going to just lead to more sin. But, if I plant seeds of faith that come from a heart seeking to please God, then the fruit I will harvest will be that listed in Gal. 5:22 “Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control”.

What’s true in our lives is just as true in the effect that it brings to those around you. If you sew seeds of sin, those around you are going to feel the effects of that crop. And if you sew godliness, those around you are going to be blessed by the fruit in your life.

Take a second and look at your last harvest, maybe last month, maybe last year.

  • What grew up in your life that you don’t want to be there this next harvest?
  • What seeds did you plant at that time that you need to avoid planting this time?
  • What fruit showed up that you would like to increase this harvest?
  • How can you plant more of those seeds in your life?

We are planting seeds everyday. We might not see the harvest right away, but it will come. So what are you going to plant today?

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    Pride rose up.
    Focusing on myself and how much I can carry in my strength instead of Jesus.
    More fruit in time spent with my wife and children . Ministry can be a high and rush outside of the home, but I can’t forget my first ministry or it will all be in vain. Or at least seem that way.
    I just have to do it! Cut out certain things that may take away from that time. Be intentional to really listen and they have action on the needs of my home.
    I’m planting time with my children, and planting action into things my wife has asked of me.
    Thank you Jesus for making me look like an all star! The truth is I’m just getting out of the way and they are seeing more of YOU!!!

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