In America, there will be over three thousand retail stores that will shut down this year. Many are calling it the Armageddon of shopping. In reality, retail shopping is booming but not where you might think. Between five retail chains, they will open over five thousand stores in 2019 alone! There is a similarity between all five of these. They are all discount stores. We love getting as much as we can for as little money as possible. Unfortunately, we expect to reap bountiful blessing from the Lord without sowing anything in return. If you want to see the blessings of God you have to put in the hard work of sowing the seeds
“The point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.”
Preparing for the Harvest
Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday. We celebrated our risen savior and remembered all the He has done for us. With that in mind, we now need to focus on what we are going to do with the work He has done in our hearts. The Apostle Paul reminds us of the principle of sowing and reaping. You cannot harvest that which you have not planted.
Love Others Generously
With the atoning work of the cross and the victory over death in the resurrection, we have been blessed with the love and grace that Jesus freely gives us. What are you going to do with that? Will you be selfish and keep it to yourself, or will you give freely to others? Many people lack love and grace in their lives because they haven’t given it. Jesus told us that if we don’t forgive we won’t ourselves be forgiven.
Make a point from today on to sow generously. Love and forgive every one that comes into your life. Two things will happen once you do. First, you will experience the freedom of all the pain and bitterness that can creep into our hearts. Second, you will see a mighty harvest return to you. So many times this verse is focused on money and giving to the church (Paul is talking about that in this verse), but we fail to mention that it is a principle that needs to permeate every area of our lives. If you love and forgive sparingly, you will reap loneliness and bitterness. If you sow generously, you will reap joy and peace.