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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!

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New clothes

Are you still wearing that old outfit?  It’s pretty outdated and is very unbecoming.  It’s time to put on the new outfit that our Father has bought.  Come on put it on.  It is one size fits all!

You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.  But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.  Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.  Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  Colossians 3:7-14 (NIV)

 

 

Good Morning Lord

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.  — Lamentations 3:22-24

 

Good morning Lord! Thank you for a new day and a new beginning to this day. Thank you for your mercy and your compassion that you have given me each and every day even when I sometimes fall short and have not always met your mark. Lord my hope is in you and I look to you to lead me and keep me through this day. I pray for my families and my friends and for my enemies. Yes, even my enemies because you tell me to pray for them which despitefully use me and persecute me. God you know what they are in need of and what they are facing today. Bless them, Father. I am thankful for all that I have and having you in my life is more than enough. For you are my portion, you are my hope, and I wait on you.