"Do Not Be Deceived...
God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. "-Galations 6: 7-8
In our lives, we sow into many things... in different ways.
The number one thing we sow into is our thoughts.
The thoughts we allow in our minds and dwell on are a form of sowing. If we are not intentionally dwelling on things that are......true, lovely, honorable, just, pure, commendable, excellent or praiseworthy.... (phil. 4:8), We are by default (because we were born into a sinful, deceptive world, with sin still fighting for reign in our lives) sowing into our flesh that thinks upon things that fill us with ....strife, anger, jealousy, idolatry, division.... (Gal 5:20). So, the first place we can sow to the Spirit is by obeying the Bible and the Holy Spirit's promptings to think upon heavenly things, upon Phil. 4:8 things, and pray without ceasing.
The second place we sow into is our time
"I appeal to you therefore, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice to God, which it your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind..." - Romans 12:1
The third place we sow into is our finances/money
I've heard many quotes that talk about money. Jesus warns more about money in the Bible than anything else. Where our treasure is, there our hearts will be also. Where do we invest our money? Where does our money go? To bless others and God's kingdom? Or to build our own little kingdom? Tough stuff, but this another place where we can choose to sow into the Kingdom of God or our little kingdom.
" Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but LAY up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also."- Matthew 6:19
I write this today because I came to the Lord in prayer, wondering why I didn't feel the sweetness of His presence, or desire to spend a lot of time in His word, and I heard that simple verse.. "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life."
I have been reaping corruption because I've been sowing into my flesh in my thoughts and time specifically. I'm so grateful for God's Word that guides us, that helps us understand how to get back on our feet. May this post encourage anyone else who struggles with sowing into their flesh, rather than the Spirit. I am so thankful for The Holy Spirit's guidance... He is so sweet to guide us, all we have to do is call upon His name!
For Christ's glory,