Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galations 6:7-10)
You reap where you sow.
In response to yesterday’s devotional about the “3 Laws of Sowing and Reaping,” I received the following great reply from Ed Lyons who works for the Persecution Project Foundation: “I have a 4th law of sowing and reaping that you may want to add in the future. ‘You reap where you sow.’ If you sow seeds of faith in Culpeper, you will reap a harvest in Culpeper.”
There is tremendous power in laser focus. To have a global impact, first begin locally – right where you are. Bloom where you are planted and sow lots of good seed in your own family, neighborhood, and church congregation.
Nowadays, we see lots of franchises. But before franchising, a business starts locally somewhere and perfects a model which can then be replicated.
To recap, here are the 4 laws of sowing and reaping:
1) You reap what you sow.
2) You reap later that you sow.
3) You reap much more than you sow.
4) You reap where you sow.
Heavenly Father, before we can effectively lead others, we must first allow You to lead us. To do that we must be teachable and “let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly” (Colossians 3:16a). I realize that to effectively intercede for my city and nation, I must first intercede for my own family, my neighbors, my pastor and church congregation, and then the pastors of my city. Help me to do that. Have mercy on me when I try to get ahead of You. In the name of Yeshua, the son of David, the Lord of Hosts we ask this. Amen.
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Blessings to bloom where you are planted!
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