Our behaviors have consequences

Matthew 7:12 (AMPC) 12 So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.

When we get paid, we sure get excited. Getting the reward for working is awesome. As a Christian, we each have a job and we work for God. Every day we need to get up and go to work and glorify God’s name. We glorify God with our words, attitude, actions, and love we show toward to others. Just as we get paid for working at a job, God rewards us when we work for him. It may not be a monetary payment but we will reap what we sow.

All throughout our lives we are making choices on whether we listen to our flesh or the leading of the Holy Spirit. We can listen to the flesh and do whatever we want to that will give us momentary pleasure, or we make a choice on whether we want to discipline our flesh to receive spiritual pleasure. We might have to pay a price of fleshly suffering up front when we start making decisions to live for spiritual maturity in life. The reward to choosing what is good for our spirit is an eternal reward rather than a momentary reward. 

Hosea 10:12-13 (AMPC) 12 Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you. 13 You have plowed and plotted wickedness, you have reaped the [willful] injustice [of oppressors], you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your [own] way and your chariots, in the multitude of your mighty men.

When we look at the law of sowing and reaping it seems great when we look at it with a positive things we do. But we also have to be honest and look at some of the not so positive things we are doing in life. Things like bickering at our spouse or family, gossiping at work, or being such a perfectionist that you put everyone around you down because they cannot do things as well as you. We reap what we so whether it is good or bad. 

It’s pretty simple, we do the wrong thing we will get wrong results. When we do the right thing, we get right results. Sometimes it takes a while to see the results of our sowing but we should never give up, especially when we are doing what is right. Don’t lose heart if you feel like you are doing good over and over and not seeing results. You may not see your result now, but your reward is surely coming. 

Galatians 6:7-9 (AMPC) Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked [a]by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and [b]that only is what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.  And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. 

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen


About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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