Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday



For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Galatians 6:8,9

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Close to our home there are some fields where thousands of tomatoes will soon be planted. Right now they are working to get the soil prepared for the planting of the tomatoes.  It has been an interesting  process as they took the hardened soil and plowed it up so it was soft and workable.  Then they prepared the many rows where the tomato plants will go.  

God's Word reminds us of the importance of keeping the soil of our heart in good condition.  Every now and again some things can crop up that hinder or harden the soil of our hearts:  Bitterness, anger, jealousy, discontentment, discord etc. Sometimes we need to plow our hearts by seeking the Lord for His grace and forgiveness to reveal our hearts and make it soft and workable.  Then, when the seed (His Word) is sown, it is received into good soil and brings forth an abundance of fruit.  

This is one of those verses where we are held accountable for our actions and have the choice in what we sow - whether to the flesh with fleshly, selfish desires or to the Spirit - kindness, love, grace etc.  This verse also gives hope and encouragement to make the right choices and to continue on doing good, for if we do not give up, we will reap a harvest.  May we always seek to sow good seed and rely on God's faithful  and abundant promises.

11 comments:

  1. Love that photo and the scripture. If only we remind ourselves of this and others of His promises - we would do so much better in this life. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  2. This is one of my favorites! It's one I use often with my children!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    April

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  3. Like the picture i remember our tractor in the farm. Thanks for sharing those verse..Happy WFW! Mine is up.

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  4. Ah, very good. I love this picture and the details you have provided about the tomatoes being planted. Good verse, good truth!

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  5. Thank you for a much needed reminder and encouragement! May we keep planting the seeds...
    Blessings, Carol Lee

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  6. Excellent photo and verse. I want my heart to stay soft and pliable so the seed will grow strong and bear much fruit!! Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings!

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  7. Wonderful picture and verse.
    I cant wait to start gardening.
    God is so good !
    Blessings to you dear friend,
    Samantha

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  8. Nice picture with a very encouraging verse and words.Thanks for sharing...

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  9. I was a market gardeners daughter and know the work that goes into the preparing of the soil for sowing of the seed.
    As I write the thought comes that prayer is one of the ways in which we can co operate with God in preparing the soil of the unsaved for His word.
    Guess that is obvious......but it hit with renewed emphasis just then.

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