What is it that you and I want to see out of our lives? What kind of legacy do we want to leave here on earth? How do we want to think about and treat ourselves and others? What treasures do we wish to store for ourselves in heaven?
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
I guess this all depends on what we are planting in our lives. There is no coincidence that God would use “sowing seed” as a way to describe how we are living. We did all have our “roots” in a Garden. We are Gardeners by nature, aren’t we? We are responsible for what is growing in our lives.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 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 (FOREVER LIFE: emphasis mine). Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:7-10
We have fleshly desires, don’t we?
sexual immorality, jealousy, impurity, fits of anger, sensuality, rivalries, idolatry, dissensions, sorcery, divisions, enmity, envy, strife, drunkenness, orgies and things like these….there is something here for everyone, right?
We have Spirit desires too, right? THANKFULLY!!!!
LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL, ahhhhhhhh, so much better!!!!
May you and I choose carefully what we plant each day…..each moment. May we seek to sow seeds of the Spirit that we would reap FOREVER LIFE. ABUNDANT LIFE. THE LIFE JESUS DIED TO GIVE EACH ONE OF US. May we seek out the MASTER GARDENER for all we need. May you and I cast out our fleshly desires and see to it they do not take root in our lives. May we bless and not curse. Jesus, we cannot do this without YOU. THANK YOU LORD!!!!!