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.