DECEPTION, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/26/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows…”(Galatians 6:7, NIV)
He Has Mercy Have you ever looked at a large old tree and wondered how long it has been there? The thing to remember when you see a tree like this is that at one time, it was merely a little seed. Just like a mighty oak tree, if you want to grow tall and strong in your faith, you must plant the good seeds of faith so that you may reap a great harvest!
All through the Scripture, we find the principle of sowing and reaping. Farmers may get discouraged sometimes, but they know that if they want good results, they must keep planting and watering the good seeds. This is true of you as well. Notice, we reap what we sow. If you want to reap happiness, you have to sow some “happiness” seeds by making other people happy. If you want to reap financial blessings, you must sow financial seeds in the lives of others. If you want to reap friendships, you should sow a seed and be a friend. Keep planting the seeds of faith, and you’ll see growth and a good harvest.
Today, look for ways to show kindness and goodness to the people around you, even when they aren’t kind to you. Don’t repay evil for evil. Take the high road. Bless those who wrongfully use you. Seek to do good, show kindness, and you will see it come back as a blessing in your own life in return!
A Prayer for Today “Father in heaven, thank You for the relationships in my life. Help me find creative ways to connect with the people I love. Help me to walk and live in a spirit of unity as You commanded in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
My Thoughts: Over the years I have observed a lot of bad decisions including those of my own doing. And I have also observed God’s protection at times and intervention. Three times HE has saved me from death through just a word to my spirit at the right time. However, I have never seen HIM reverse the law of sowing and reaping. I have never seen a broken hearted pregnant girl have her baby just disappear. The Holy Spirit would help make lemon aid out of the lemon situation but once that bit of the original diamond is chipped away in time it can not be glued back again. We can help others to not make the same mistakes but the stone that is left smaller in potential than the original stone.