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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sowing and Reaping

This blog entry probably needs to be expanded, but I thought I'd give you all a nutshell today. I heard a radio sermon about this subject, and was impressed with the pastor's comments.

He says there are four laws defining sowing and reaping. Here they are:

1. You don't reap unless you sow.

If you don't invest something, whether money, work, relationships, whatever -- you won't get anything back. In a related vein, if you sow a little, you reap a little, and if you sow a lot, you reap a lot.

2. You sow what you reap.

You will get back whatever you put into the ground. If you sow anger and discord, you will get this back. If you sow to investing money, you will get money back, and not a good marriage. If you sow to help develop children, you will see the children develop and grow.

3. You sow more than you reap.

As you go about your life be careful what you invest in, because it will rain down on you.

4. You sow later than you reap.

You can't expect an *instant payoff* in anything -- it takes time, persistence, and perseverance. Faith. As Paul says, *Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.* Galatians 6:9, NASV


Well, there's my thought for the day.


Teena Stewart said...


Great insights and something I need to hear, especially with my writing and the coffee shop ministry we are working hard at launching.

lynnrush said...

Nicely said, Amy.

Andra M. said...

But I want everything now. Now, now, now, now, NOW!!

I repeat . . .


Great scripture at the end. I need constant reminding to be patient, and to keep on working even as I wait.

gzusfreek said...

Thanks for great words, Amy!

Anne L.B. said...

What excellent points! The applications are infinite, everything from writing books to raising kids to marriage.

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Amy,

Great post. I once read that everything we do is a seed...really makes me think before I act, or speak, or whatever. LOL