Posted on Jun 25, 2016 in Devotions
Author:  Shiela Bernardo
seed_germinatingSowing and Reaping:  It implies the start and end state, yet much of the activity happens in between. Sometimes, it requires some more tilling, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and a whole host of labor. But it is in this season that, as we anticipate growth of what we’ve planted, we ourselves can grow too in the process.
It teaches about foresight.  You recognize that when you’ve not planted anything, then you won’t harvest anything either. It pays to be diligent today so that you don’t find yourself lacking in the future.

It teaches about routine. You keep up with a schedule of what needs to get done, and you do it like clockwork. The reward for the farmer who carries out his duties industriously is to see his crops flourish in due time. So should each one of us appreciate that there isn’t anything too small of an effort we do, if they are directed toward a set purpose.

It teaches about patience.  Nothing that you plant today will germinate and dig itself deep roots too quickly. Anything that is worthwhile pursuing takes time and commitment. We cannot rush things that just aren’t ready yet. But know that there are a million other productive things you can do while you’re in the waiting game. The lesson is in the middle, so keep an eye out for it.

Be assured that it is God who cultivates the hearts of people. It does make a difference to intentionally plant the Word in someone’s heart today, coupled with ardent prayer.  And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9 ESV

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