Archive | March 2013

Hold your peace

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14

Moses and the Israelites were at the Red Sea and Pharoah’s army were behind them.  They had nowhere to go.  God had order their steps to go this route because they were not mentally prepared to fight other nations to get to the Promised Land.  Even now they were very afraid and started complaining to Moses that it was better for them to be slaves of the Egyptians then to die in the wilderness.  One thing they did do right is they begin to cry out to God.  God allows “Red Sea” trials in our lives to teach us how to depend on Him.  Too many times we want to depend on our own might and our own knowledge to fix adverse situations in our lives, but we usually make a mess of it.  God wants to teach us how to obey Him and how to follow His lead.  This is the time not to become fearful in adversity, but be still and see His deliverance.  How do we  be still, by keeping our focus on Him and holding our peace. He will fight for us.  The battle is not ours, but the Lord’s.

Sowing and Reaping

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

In the book of Galatians chapter six, Paul writes about sowing and reaping.   It is so important to sow good seeds so that we can benefit a great harvest in our reaping.  Just like a farmer when he goes out and tills the soil preparing to sow his seeds, he make sure he plants plenty of seeds into the ground. Why?  Because he is expecting a great abundance when it comes time for harvest.  One thing a farmer realizes that when he plants corn seeds, he does not expect to receive beans for his harvest.  What kind of seeds are we sowing in our lives today?   So why do we think when we sow seeds of bitterness, hatred, strife, anger, unforgiveness, or envy do we expect to receive a harvest of good in return?  What we sow is what we will reap.  That’s why we are admonished not to sow seeds of our flesh.  It’s so important to sow seeds of love, joy, peace, forgiveness and compassion.  Because when we sow these spiritual seeds, we will reap them in return.  We must not get tired of doing the right things even though we may not see the results of our actions immediately.  Don’t stop and don’t give up.  Continue in what is right because in due season we shall reap abundantly!