SOWING, REAPING AND BLESSINGS,“WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/11/20
Today’s Scripture: “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to o be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion…” (Isaiah 30:18, NIV)
He Gives You His World
Do you ever think about the way your heavenly Father feels about you? He’s been thinking about you a long time. Jesus says, “It is the Father’s good pleasure to the give you the kingdom.” He doesn’t say, “Okay, you’re here, and I have to take care of you, but you’re a pain.” No, you’re not a burden to God.
You’re not inconveniencing Him. You’re the apple of His eye. He’s saying to you, “I can’t wait to give you My world.” His world is big, abundant, full of favor, joy, peace, and opportunity. He’s going to take you places you never dreamed, open doors bigger than you have imagined, and bring talent out of you that you didn’t known you had. He loves showing you favor, doing things that amaze you, making you stand out. He takes pleasure in giving you His world. Stir your faith up, believe big, pray bold prayers, and dream God-sized dreams that honor Him. Keep Him first place.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your heart of compassion that longs to be gracious to me. Thank You that it is Your pleasure to give me the kingdom, to give me Your world. I am taking the limits off You and expecting to be surprised by Your goodness and love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
A few issues come to mind of what God can not do. God can not violate HIS own Word. God can not stop the sowing and reaping process. God can not make you do anything. HE has given you a freewill and HE honors your decisions. He honors even your wrong decisions. He gave the world to Adam to subdue and replenish. But Adam got conned into giving the world to lucifer. So Jesus calls lucifer the god of this world. Of course, HE came to buy it back. He came to undue what Adam had done. He came to set us free of Adam’s Pride and Rebellion and death if we would like to have it.
Often we make selfish and bad decisions. We get caught with our hand in the cooky jar. The penalty related comes down and we get mad at God for not saving us. We sow to the flesh and of the flesh we reap corruption and then get upset with God. I have had pregnant girls come to me for counseling help and with repentance for being promiscuous, but as yet I have never see the baby disappear. Even though I felt they were totally repentant and changed in heart. So all of the beautiful promises of God above are for the obedient children who are beyond the sowing and reaping laws of disobedience.. The have been sowing God seeds and then the God crop starts to grow. So make sure your foundations are in God before you expect God to show up with the blessings as are seen above. Those blessings only come with humility and loving obedience. So when bad things happen look for what you have been planting of the flesh. Job is a really good story to understand about this. Job went through 42 chapters of hell, why, because he would not let go of his fears. The more that God blessed him the greater his fears became of loosing it. He was fearful of loosing his children, his wealth and his health. So finally God had to allow lucifer to take it all away. And the story goes that Job came to himself and said, “Well, necked came I into this world and necked go I forth, praise be the name of God.” He learned his lesson well and God restored all that had been taken and double. But what got him into the mess was. “That which I greatly feared, came upon me.” In God’s creation, fear is faith going backwards. Fear help make happen what you are afraid of. Funny thing about the story of Job is that he had no fears concerning his wife and nothing happened to her at all. She did give Job some bad advice during his reaping, however. So you can expect to reap what you sow and some times those decisions can take years to resolve. Except in the case of Heart Repentance in and with Christ Jesus as LORD.
“If you don’t plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don’t begin; for this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of
citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegiance. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it’s not for you.” – K. Arthur “One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do no constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.” – A. W. Tozer “It is God’s way to let ministers try all their strength first, and then He Himself comes and subdues the hearts they cannot.” – Jonathan Edwards “A man full of hope will be full of action.” – Thomas Brooks “We have the truth and we need not be afraid to say so.” – J.C. Ryle “Finney preached, and sometimes the whole congregation would get up and leave! That’s good preaching.” – Leonard Ravenhill (Got a really big laugh out of this one.)
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