The Bottom Line!
Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of
God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness,
ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds. All
he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to
God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real
life, eternal life. So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At
the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.
morning we continue our journey towards Knowing God More. We have
covered a lot of ground over about a month’s time. I pray that this series
has been as much a blessing to you as it has to me. You can read past
messages. We have learned that Sowing and Reaping is not limited to the financial
realm. These principles really apply to every area and aspect of our
lives. I often times hear people say things like, “What goes around comes
around,” or “Do unto others…” but they may not realize that they are really
dealing with biblical principles. Paul summarized it pretty well in our
text. Please take the time to read this text slowly and let it sink in. It
is really the bottom line of this series. Summarizing the text:
1. God cannot be
tricked. God knows everything and He keeps track of all our actions.
2. We will reap what we
3. If we are selfish and
ignore to sow into others when God has equipped us with the seed, then we will
reap a harvest of weeds.
4. If we allow the Holy
Spirit to use us and sow Godly seeds into others lives, we will reap a great
harvest of real and eternal life.
5. Don’t get frustrated,
aggravated, irritated, or discouraged in well doing. If you keep doing
right and being used of God, you will reap God’s harvest in God’s time.
Just don’t quit!
So what does this mean to you today? It means that the
ball is now in your court. The onus is now on you to perform what it is
that you have received. Information is one thing, but application is quite
another. Information without application will not bring about liberation in
your life. When you receive the Word of God and then respond to what it is
that you have received by submitting to it and allowing God to change you into
His image, then you will see the power of God manifested in your life like
you do God’s work God’s way you get God’s results! If you sow you will
reap. If you hoard you miss God’s best. The greatest prosperity is
seeing God change another person through you. Allow God to use you to
bless others and you will reap the greatest harvest!
Confession for this day: Lord God. I receive Your
Word on Sowing and Reaping. You have blessed me with seed. I enter
this day as a sower. I will loose the seed of Your righteousness into the
lives of those that You lead me to. I will never grow weary in well
doing. I will never give up. I will continue to sow and continue to
reap. Your harvest will manifest itself in my life in Your time. The
best is yet come! I have great expectations!
In Jesus’ name.
The Bottom Line!