Some folks in our lives can be difficult to deal with… Sometimes conflicts arise that ignite criticism and fault-finding. I was involved recently in one such “discussion.” I realized anew that when I dish it out, there is a strong principle at work that says, “be careful, you’re going to get it in return.”
…Now before you get the wrong idea, I am not promoting Hinduism or Buddhism and “a way of living that determines what a person’s next life will be like.” Only the principal Jesus taught of sowing and reaping.
“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.”
What I say today – matters. What I do toward others – holds weight.
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
Planting love, joy, peace and patience -makes a difference. Kindness (mercy), goodness, faithfulness and self-control please God’s Spirit. Gracious behavior brings life to me and when I testify my Hope in Jesus and that His Spirit enables me… I bring life to others.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
When I do what is good, I can trust good results are coming. As I fight to speak the truth (in love!) and continue to generously love others, my return will be a harvest of blessings!
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” Galatians 6:7-10 NLT
“Lord, guard my mouth and my actions. Help me not to pick on anyone’s faults and failures. Let me show grace and mercy. Help me to generously love others, all others- and especially those in my family 😉 !”
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