June 7, 2019
Galatians 6:7-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Personal responsibility as a Christ follower is a big deal, because we grow and harvest what we sow or allow to be planted in our lives. We either sow to the Spirit or we sow to the selfish flesh. The seed of selfishness and the soil of the earth are under the dominion of Satan who exists around us; he is in the world. The seed of the Word and the righteous soil of the Kingdom are under the rule and reign of Jesus Christ and he lives in us. Who’s more powerful? God in you, of course! We must choose wisely, because our choice for what we sow declares our master. Remember, as I shared yesterday, we cannot flow in the power of the Spirit and selfishness at the same time.
I confess sometimes I grow weary waiting on the good seeds I have planted to grow, but Scripture warns us we are not to grow weary in doing good (Gal. 6:9). So, when I feel weary I correct my attitude and get back on the path to bless others. I have to work to get myself off my mind! lol! Could that be God’s purpose in delaying the harvest? Could he be giving us time to grow in righteousness? Maybe he is testing us to see if we will continue to plant the Word in our hearts, trust, and wait for the righteous harvest God has promised. Whatever the case, Father knows best.
7 Make no mistake about it, God will never be mocked! For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. 8 The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self – life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit.
9 And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! 10 Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others, especially to our brothers and sisters in the family of faith!
Prayer: Lord, you have taught me well; I know the seeds I sow with my life each day have the potential to increase your Kingdom. I want to remain faithful, so I give you my weariness in exchange for your strength. I wait patiently for the great harvest. In Jesus’ name. Amen.