I earned what I got

“Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.” Galatians 6:7.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Job 31-32, and Galatians 5-6.

I live in a fallen world and it will rain on the just and the unjust.

There are things, however, that happen to me that enter the sowing/reaping category.

I didn’t get to bed at the usual time last night.  I’ve sown a seed for myself.  What will I reap?  I’m a bit tired today.

The choices I make are often made knowing the consequences.  I sometimes ignore the consequences and then regretfully live through them.

I have spent time lately thinking about witnessing.  Finally, this past Sunday I did witness to a neighbor.

How did that go?  I was fearful going into it.  I was fearful/excited during it.  I was excited afterwards.

When I had looked at witnessing in the past I experienced different levels of fear as I considered how it might go.  I forgot that I was on God’s errand.  I forgot that when I do His Will He is right there with me.  I forgot about Romans 10:15: “beautiful are the feet of those who tell good news.”

The consequence of my NOT sharing about God with others was obvious: They weren’t hearing about Him from me.  I was banking on others doing this work.

I was told Sunday that there are 100 million folks in the US who have not heard the Good News.  Forget going overseas, I should be telling those in my midst about Him!

“Lord, forgive me sowing indifference about You in my midst.  I love You.  I want all of those in my midst to at least hear about You and the Good News.  Empower me.  Make me a Godly sower.  I love You, Lord.”

I never liked the feeling of knowing that I needed to share my faith and the fact that I wasn’t doing it.  I was afraid to be a sower.

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