Daily Devotional – 3/5/15 “What are you sowing?”

When you step in the snow, don’t your shoes and pants get wet? When you step in mud, don’t your shoes get dirty? When you put your hands in a bag of chips, don’t they get greasy or covered in the flavor of the chips? And when you dig a hole and plant a seed, don’t you reap from that which you sow? Then what makes you think the same thing won’t happen when you sow spiritually? When you sow something good, you reap something good but when you sow something bad, you reap something equally bad, don’t you? Well, that’s what the word says. Galatians 6:8 says, “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” See, at some point you’ve got to get to a place where you no longer want, no you should get to a place where you no longer need to live to please folk because when you live to please folk, you’ll sow into things that can send your soul to hell. You’re sowing unsportsmanlike conduct to your coworkers and then you have the nerve to get mad when no one will support you. You’re sowing anger into every relationship you get in and then wonder why no one will stay with you. You steal for a living and then get mad when you get arrested. You raise more hell than the devil then you got the audacity to get mad when the Pastor won’t choose you to chair a program or sit on the trustee board. You stay in folk business but don’t understand why no one tells you anything. You ruin every party but don’t get why no one invites you anywhere. You need to look into what you are sowing.

And please, PLEASE stop blaming God for everything we go through. Baby, don’t you know if God would pay us back for most of the things we did; most of us would be raggedy, good for nothing nobodies worth nothing! We get back what we put out, we reap what we sow! What are you sowing? Stop blocking your blessings by being jealous of somebody else blessing, rejoice with them until yours come. Stop throwing rocks and hiding your hands, stop hating on folk, stop putting your angry mouth on the man or woman of God (pray for him or her) and stop talking about the church (work to make it better). For Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family.” Be careful what you sow because that’s what you’ll reap. What are you sowing?

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