Monday, April 28, 2008

The Seed Must Lead

Galatians 6:7 says, "Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." If we want to reap good things, we must sow some good seeds according to chapter 28. The seed always has to if we want happiness, we need to sow some seeds of happiness. If we want anything in this life, we must be willing to give it first. II Corinthians 9:7-9 says, "God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work." Our Sunday sermon was about sacred service, which the speaker called anything we do for someone or give to her/him. I love that....sacred service. I'm inspired to do my best to serve God and His creation, including everyone I meet.


Patty said...

II Corinthians 9:6 says, "He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." I was just thinking about my girls when I read that verse. I think I've sown bountifully with them. I feel like I have invested time, encouragement, and money in them so no wonder I am reaping a bountiful harvest. They have turned out to be lovely girls with kind hearts and a deep reverence for our planet. Thank You, Lord. I'm so happy and grateful for the harvest I've reaped because my seedlings have grown up into strong, healthy women.

Patty said...

I think that the thing I admire most in my girls is the way they want to take care of our earth for the sake of their daughters and the generations that come after them. Oren Lyons, know as the Onondaga Faithkeeper, tells that his people consider the unborn generations when they make decisions. Sometimes I think like we feel a certain sense of entitlement when we use up our rain forests and spew pollution into our skies. My daughters' awareness of this has brought it to my attention as well, and I would like to share this passage from Oren Lyons:

"In our way of life, in our government, we always keep in mind the Seventh Generation to come. It's our job to see that the people coming ahead, the generations still unborn, have a world no worse than ours--and hopefully better. When we walk upon Mother Earth we always plant our feet carefully because we know the faces of our future generations are looking up from beneath the ground. We never forget them."

Suthida said...

The concept of sowing and reaping are always true...even for non-believers. Somehow they called it "consequences" or karma.

This verse reminds me how to invest my time, talent and treasure.

Thank you Patty.

Patty said...

I agree, Suthida, that it is a spiritual principle that applies to everyone, Christian or not. Thanks for your comment.