“So let’s not get tired
Of doing what is good.
At just the right time
we will reap a harvest of blessing
if we don’t give up.”
Galatians 6:9 NLT
Dafodils and Crocus have been blooming for weeks and other perennials have been showing signs of life. Springtime gets us thinking about gardening; sowing seeds and setting out plants.
Donna and I grew up on farms in South Dakota, and from childhood on we have been familiar with planting seed and harvesting. All our married life we’ve had a vegetable garden and flowers. Without fail we reaped what sowed. Radish seeds brought a harvest of radishes, and tomato plants brought forth tomatoes. That’s a law of nature that God set in motion at creation. God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came. And that is what happened”.
There is a basic principle here, which applies to all areas of life, not only in the physical world, but in the spiritual realm as well. Our attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds all are seeds which will produce a harvest. Bad actions bring a bad harvest, good actions bring a good harvest. “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
With our family – at work – at the store – across the back fence – on the Iphone, facebook; deliberately or unintentionally, we are continuously sowing seed which will reproduce it’s self. “A soft answer turns away anger: but threatening words stir up trouble”.
There have been situations when we have shared comforting Words from God’s Word with people going through difficult times and seen their spirit lifted. Good seed produced a good harvest. On the other hand, if we are truly honest with ourselves, we have to admit we have caused people pain by unkind things we have said or done. Bad seed produced a bad harvest.
I am sure you are with me in wanting to be increasingly sowing good seed into people’s lives. It’s going take a continuous effort. But be assured the Lord will help us as we seek His help. “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
Don’t miss listening to SOW MERCY by the Gaither Vocal Band, it’s incredible!