April 18, 2018
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45
Have you ever heard the old saying, “you reap what you sow?” This is a universal principle, which is true for all people throughout all of life. However, the aspect that we often forget is that, not only do we reap what we sow, but we reap more than we sow. Envision the picture of a farmer planting seed; the whole purpose of planting seed is so that he would have a crop much greater than the little seed he began with. So we reap more than we sow, and this truth applies whether we are sowing good things or bad. Matthew 13:23 tells us that when we sow good seed in good soil, we can produce a good crop that is a hundredfold what we started with. However, Hosea 8:7 warns us, “They who sow the wind reap the whirlwind.”
Charles Stanley says, “Today is the father of tomorrow.” So what should we be sowing today in order to reap a wonderful harvest tomorrow? As Jesus teaches us in Luke 6:45, it all begins in our hearts. Every day you plant seeds in your own heart that end up being a crop of actions in your life. And those actions are the seeds that produce the crop of results in the future. So begin today by filling your heart with the seeds of good and Godly things. Be filled with His Word and His Spirit. Your actions will, by default, flow from that good seed planted inside you. Then, and only then, will you be able to reap the harvest God has intended for your life.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Shane Cannon