Friday, December 13, 2013

What are you sowing?

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

Our minds are like a field and our thoughts are like the seeds we can sow, or plant, in that field. Thoughts lead to actions is what I get from this scripture. If our thoughts are centered in anger, lust, envy, or any other things that are of the "flesh" we will reap more and more of those things until we ourselves become an outward expression of our inner negative thoughts. However, if our thoughts are full of charity, love, giving, and other qualities that come from the Spirit of God we will grow greater in knowledge and in Spirit giving us the ability to grow virtues in the field of our mind. We will not weary in well doing as we cultivate the crops of humility and patience as well as those of sympathy and self-control. May the Lord help us to sow good seeds so that we may find His attributes and fruits becoming evident in our lives. In His name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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