Sowing and Reaping

I’ve been listening to James MacDonald’s series, “Laws of the Harvest”. It’s been a good reminder to me how we reap what we sow. The reality of reaping and sowing hit home to me in a funny and slightly painful way this morning as I was walking. This time of year, when we have some thawing and re-freezing, makes for some rather slick conditions on the back roads. The side road I was walking today was a solid sheet of ice. There was a fresh coat of snow on top and I thought it would be enough to give me some traction. Unfortunately the snow didn’t keep me from slipping and falling. It hit me that had I chosen to exercise this morning at home on the treadmill or stationary bike, I wouldn’t have fallen on the ice. I suffered the consequence of a foolish choice.

Listening to this series I’ve been challenged with the question of what am I sowing? What am I sowing in my marriage? What am I sowing in the lives of my children? When I began my walk I even prayed that God would keep me safe as I walked and specifically prayed that I wouldn’t slip and fall. However, God allowed me to suffer the consequence of walking on ice and I did fall. How often do I make a mess out of my life by foolish, sinful choices and then ask God to rescue me? God allows us to reap what we sow. I want the seeds that I sow to reap a harvest of righteousness not corruption. I want to be more thoughtful about what I’m sowing each day.

Galatians 6:7-9 (ESV) 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Comments

  1. Very true… and convicting. Thanks Carolyn.

  2. Keep writing and keep walking. I little more specific, concrete description of the fall would be interesting… 🙂

  3. I love to read your posts…

    Good and, yes, sometimes those lessons are HARD to learn. Love you,

    MOM

    Also, nice picture of you and Zach….so sweet and a special time indeed.

    I hv been so busy decorating the house somehow I missed that one and the one about Kev’s first trip to get pizza although I did know about it from a chat with Kev A.

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