Sunday, March 18, 2012

03/18/12 - Sowing seeds

Deut 22:9 "Don't plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard. If you do, you will forfeit what you've sown, the total production of the vineyard."

Eventually the truth does come out. We will be known by our fruits in all things. I've often thought that around age 40, a woman's face will reveal what is in her heart. Over the past few years though, as the world falls further from God, I think it is now around 35. If she is beautiful on the inside, her face will radiate that. So often, one whose heart is of the world has a face that becomes hard and bitter. You can not hide what seeds you have sown. There is always a ripple effect from our choices - always. It amazes me how far we as self-centered people can touch lives beyond our imagination. Just think what the effects would be if we were God-centered.

There isn't any walking the fence with God. You are either with Him or against Him. No gray areas. How quickly the seeds of the world can choke out the seeds sown for Him. The key to a healthy lawn is a healthy grass root system. This crowds the weeds out, stands strong against the elements and disease. But, it must be properly maintained to flourish. As we too must maintain our seeds in Him, with His Word, a church family, fellowship with believers, serving Him. Focusing on Him and being in an intimate relationship with Him.

Only then can we enjoy the Fruits of the Spirit.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
(Galatians 5:22,23)

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