Planting Good Seed

Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. Romans 6:7-8 The Message

More than anything in this world, I want a good harvest. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pray for crop failure because I sowed some really bad seed and I didn’t want to reep that harvesst. It’s easy to do. Just ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit and do the opposite, you’ll find yourself surrounded by weeds and wishing you’d of listened and obeyed.

I’ve tried to consult God with what exactly He wants me to do or say in any given situation. Sometimes my feelings get in the way of His voice and I need to empty out my thoughts so I can clearly hear Him. I’ve made enough foolish decisions that I make a habit of saying, “Let me think about it and I’ll get back to you.” There’s nothing wrong with waiting!

I can’t fool God. He doesn’t just know my thoughts, He knows my intent. If I do something even with the wrong motives, He knows. Others don’t, but He does. So my harvest is dependant on not just the seeds I sow, but the motives behind the sowing. If I sow because I’m desperate and I want God to hurry and bless me, my motive is wrong. God’s already my provider, I don’t need to do anything for Him to bless me. But sowing seed is a gift given out of the purest of motives and expecting nothing in return but knowing how God works, you just know He’ll take care of the return on your investment.

Taking time to examine my heart today. Teach me Your ways, oh God and reveal to me any errors in my thinking.

Sandy G


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