Digging Deeper into Day 61 – Pearls of Wisdom
God gives us beautiful, living examples of the principle of sowing and reaping. For instance, when we plant a peach tree, we can expect to harvest, or reap, several peaches. Also, when we plant one kernel of corn, we can expect to reap corn in return. However, it is not one kernel reaping one more kernel. No, indeed, the single kernel, or seed, produces one or two ears of corn, each ear typically has 600 kernels. Therefore, if we “plant” one negative comment in the ear of someone, or negatively speak to ourselves, we can expect that negative word spoken to produce more negativity. On the flip-side, if we speak encouraging words, we can enjoy the harvest of many affirming thoughts and a more peaceful mindset.
If you plant a seed of corn, in about 75 days, you will have a stalk of corn with one or two ears of corn, each containing 600-900 kernels of corn on each ear. Let’s say you have two ears of corn with 600 kernels each and you plant all 1200 kernels. In about 75 more days, you will have 1200 stalks with 1-2 ears each, producing 1,440,000 kernels. You can see sowing and reaping is a principle that demonstrates multiplication.
Imagine what you will reap when you sow seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You can expect the principle of multiplication to work in the positive direction as well.
You always reap what you sow, you reap later than you sow, and you reap more than you sow.
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (1 Corinthians 9:10-15 NASB)
Sow the fruit of the Spirit. Sow love. Sow joy. Sow peace. Sow patience. Sow kindness. Sow goodness. Sow self-control. Then watch to see how the Lord will bring a bountiful harvest of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, self-control into your life.
Dear Father, thank You for Your Spirit who dwells in me. Help me to yield to Your Spirit and not to my fleshly ways. Help me to sow the fruit of the Spirit in my thoughts, my words, and my actions. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
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