Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
April 6, 2014
Reap What You Sow
"Don't be misled; remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows!" (Galatians 6:7).
Steve had just been introduced to this great and exciting law of sowing and reaping. "Is it really true," he asked, "that I will always reap what I sow - and more than I sow - good or bad?"
I was able to assure him, from the authority of Scripture, from experience of 36 years of walking with Christ and by observing closely the lives of many thousands of Christians with whom I have counseled and worked, that the law of sowing and reaping is just as true and inviolate as the law of gravity.
If you want to judge a man, an American humorist once said, you should not look at him in the face but get behind him and see what he is looking at, what he is sowing.
For example, is he looking at God with reverence - or with no deference at all? Does he really believe God means what He says?
A student once asked, "If I give my life to Christ, do I become a puppet?"
The answer is a resounding no! We never become puppets. We have the right of choice; we are free moral agents. God's Word assures us that He guides and encourages us, but we must act as a result of our own self-will. God does not force us to make decisions.
The more we understand the love, the wisdom, the sovereignty, the grace and power of God, the more we will want to trust Him with every detail of our lives. The secret of the supernatural life is to keep Christ on the throne of our lives and delight ourselves in Him as Lord.
We fail in the Christian life when we, as a deliberate act of our will, choose to disobey the leading of the Holy Spirit.
It is a tragedy of the human will that we often think we have a better way than God has for living the Christian life. But do not deceive yourself or allow Satan to mislead you: God's way is best!
Bible Reading: Galatians 6:6-10
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will seek to sow seeds of love and kindness and faith knowing that as a result I will reap God's best for my life.