“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.