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Friday, November 1, 2013

Sowing Today to Reap God's Blessing At The Proper Time

In reviewing Galatians 6:9 it says, “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.”


Bottom Line:
Never give up doing what is right, for in God’s right timing, he will provide blessings.


What this means to me:
I’m the type that likes seeing immediate results for my investments and efforts.  This scripture reminds me that as a Christ follower, I should never grow weary of doing what I know is the right thing to do, even when I don’t get immediate feedback or results.  In God’s timing, not mine, he will bless me.  The analogy of a farmer explains this concept well.  Every farmer knows that what you sow in one season, you will reap in another season. You plant in the spring, and you harvest in the fall.  So, the way I respond right now is definitely going to affect my future. If I respond correctly in this season of life and do the right thing, especially when I don't feel like it, it will pay great dividends for my future.  There are four questions I can keep in mind to reap God’s blessing in the future:
  • What can I learn in this season of life: There are some things I can only learn through experience. Deuteronomy 11:2 says, "Remember ... what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him” (GNT).
  • What can I do to enjoy this current season of life:  The Bible says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV). I am to live the good and the bad days with a great sense of gratitude; each day is a gift from God.
  • What is most important for this season: Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” If that's true, then I can't have it all at one time. I have to make some tough decisions about what really matters at this particular time in life.
  • How can you help others in this season of life: The Bible says very clearly that I wasn't put on earth just to live for myself: "Whenever you are able, do good to people who need help” (Proverbs 3:27 NCV). God gave me abilities, talents, and energy to help other people.

In summary, I want to commit myself to Jesus Christ, to grow in him. I want to continue to develop spiritually.  As painful as it might be at times, I want God to use the seasons of my life to teach me to learn to trust him in every season, even the difficult ones? I invite you Lord to be at the center of every season of my life, so you can build the character that I will take with me to Heaven.”

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