1.30.2009

Sowing and Reaping


Galatians 6:7,9 "A man reaps what he sows... Let us not become weary in doing what is good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."


It is so easy for me forget the eternal importance of my every thought, word and deed. Yes, Jesus Christ died for my sins! I am forgiven and eternity is settled for me - He has prepared a room for me in heaven. But, what I do while on earth still matters! There is still this system of sowing and reaping. If I sow in anger, I will reap bitterness. If I sow in love and compassion, I will reap joy. What we sow is a daily choice, and I am saddened to say that I do not always choose correctly. I am becoming more and more aware of this process as time goes on and I begin to reap some of what I have sown in the past. Not all of it is good. I did my thesis in college on St Francis of Assisi - this man fasinates me! The prayer he submitted to God is the same I find in my heart today:


"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy."


My hearts desire is to be a woman of God and in this life sow the good things that will result in a reaping of the fruits of the spirit "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self - control" Galatians 5:22 May we all be encouraged and motivated to live a life sowing for God so that HE may reap the harvest in the end! It's all about Him - and His Glory - forever and ever. Amen LET US NOT GROW WEARY!

2 comments:

Lisette Price Photography said...

Lauren I love reading your blog. It's so very inspirational and I love how you give all glory to God!

Lauren said...

Thank you so much Lisette! He's the reason for all that I am - I'm so glad you read it!:)