Monday, December 28, 2009

Reaping and Sowing.

I am not in to the whole prosperity gospel at all but I know that God's word is true. When we sow seeds of time, energy, finances, and etc to just feed our flesh we will sure have a famine, dry wasteland of our souls. Yet if we draw near to God and get down in the soil of life sowing tears, finances, time, whatever we have to put on His altar we will surely reap the blessing of His presence. He will draw near to us and we will be blessed. As our lives are in submission to God (which I am sure one to know what it is like to be in opposition to Him by the actions in my own life) He will give us divine power that works in our lives no matter how hard the task or how steep the climb.
So, as far as new years resolutions go...I don't make one. I just want to resolve that I will take each day, for as long as He gives me breath to seek His face in the ups and downs of life.

1 Corinthians 10:23"Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive. 24Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

2 Corinthians 9:5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.

Sowing Generously
6Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Galatians 6:8 (New International Version)
8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

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Anonymous said...

I am with you on this. Be looking for mail soon. Don't know you, but I love you.
Nancy in NC

michellemabell said...

I am with you on the not making resolutions....just one day at a time.

Sheryl said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the reminder.

From my heart,

Jessica said...

Great post! Thanks for the sweet encouragement on my blog today!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Happy new year!

Frank said...

I have been hearing alot about the "prosperity gospel" lately. Is that big, or does that have any momentum down south? I haven't encountered it much where I am. (ny)Anyway, God always rewards those who seek after Him by providing for them, but this does not mean he makes us waelthy. Some, like Rockerfeller, have recieved great fortunes from our Lord, but to most of us I think that being financially blessed would be more of a curse in actuality. I wrote a post a few days ago along this vein entitled "Jehovah Jireh the Accountant." I like your mindset and would value your opinion on it.