Sowing and Reaping

There’s a progression of sowing and reaping involving our thoughts, actions, habits, and lifestyle.  The progression goes like this:

            Sow a thought, reap an action
            Sow an action, reap a habit
            Sow a habit, reap a lifestyle
            Sow a lifestyle, reap a destiny

 There are some interesting things to observe from this progression.  First we should guard our hearts and minds.  We must be very discerning about the things we watch, listen to, and read, knowing that these things will shape our thinking and result in actions, attitudes, habits and lifestyles.  Second, we need to feed on God’s Word.  A startling blurb from CCCA’s Thursday Mail reads:

The Bible, a timeless book that most Americans have in their homes, is rather unlikely to be read. According to LifeWay Research, only 16 percent of those who attend Christian churches read the Bible daily, and one in four churchgoers don’t ever read God’s Word. LifeWay also did research to indicate that the number one predictor of spiritual maturity is daily Bible reading.

We should drink lots and drink often from the fountain of God’s Word and do what we can to encourage those around us to do likewise.  Gods word is “living and active” and it’s presence in our hearts will transform our lives.  Philippians 4:8-9 says, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Stewardship of the mind is vital as we seek to live as light in a world that is full of darkness.

Finally, we should be thankful that we don’t always reap what we sow.  We deserve to reap eternal separation from God because we are sinful, but Jesus died in our place, reaping the penalty of our sin, so that by faith in Him we can reap eternity with Him. Praise God!

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