“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows,” Galatians 6:7 NIV
We have all heard the saying “you reap what you sow,” but have you ever really, really thought about it? Last Sunday in church this was the topic of the sermon. I will be honest, I truly hadn’t given this much thought. I had obviously heard it from time to time, but never really let it sink in.
At first the pastor discussed the importance of giving and doing so cheerfully. He discussed how our giving allows the church to give to so many in need.
He continues to say you reap what you sow in ALL aspects of your life. This hit home for me. Think about this for a minute. You get what you give times 10! God promises us that. When we work hard, we reap the benefits of a promotion or a raise. When we devote time to our kids, we get to reap the reward of watching them grow up into beautiful adults. When we dedicate prayer and worship to God, he gives us what we need.
The Bible talks about being a generous giver. This does not require large amounts of money. Donate your time, generosity, love and kindness. Have you ever noticed that someone who gives all of those things generously is a happy person?
I have made it my mission to constantly repeat the words: You reap what you sow. You get what you give.
It has really helped me to focus in all areas of my life. I find myself giving more time and dedication to everything I do. When you find yourself not giving your best self, try thinking about what you want in return. Do you want to have a mediocre life, or do you want to be blessed abundantly? The choice is yours. Choose wisely!
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” Corinthians 9:7-8 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray to always put my best foot forward. To always give 110% of my time and energy into everything I do. I pray to always be able to lend a helping hand, give my time, love, encouragement and generosity to those in need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.