Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 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 (NIV)
That is a good question. What is a good question? Will I sow to the Spirit or will I sow to the sinful nature? What will nurture and feed my life? Will I live for comfort and pleasure? Will I allow myself to become immersed in the thoughts and patterns and practices of this world? Will my life be dominated by fleshly and sinful and evil desires that are commonly accepted in this world today? Will my thoughts and words and actions look, and sound be just like everyone else around me? Will I simply conform and blend into a dark and drab and evil life that is quite distant from you and your will for me? No, no, no, absolutely not! That is not the life I will live. That is not the life that I want. Nor do you want that life for me. You did not call me to come to you only to have me to think and act and live my life according to and in conformity with all the evil in the world. It is your plan that I will shine brightly for you like a star in the universe. Yes, it is. You want me to sow to the Spirit. You want my life to be filled with good deeds that will bear abundant fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, that is the life that I am calling you to live.
How will you sow to the Spirit? How will you live a life that is filled with good deeds that I have given you to do for me? I will draw near to you. I will submit myself to you. I will resist evil of every kind. I will listen attentively to you. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I will still live in the world, but I will not be of the world. That will be very good.
What will be the outcome of your life as you continue to sow to the Spirit and do the good, I give you to do? I will reap a rich harvest for you. I will bear fruit for your kingdom. I will bring glory to your name. Yes, you will. That will be very good. Yes, it will. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will not sow to the sinful nature. Instead, I will keep on sowing to the Spirit. Help me to say yes to you by doing the good you have given me to do for you. Help me to never grow weary. Help me to never give up. Help me to reap a rich harvest for you. Amen
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