Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Seven Laws of Sowing & Reaping That Apply to Every Area Of Your Life

1. Everything starts as a seed. Every thought is a seed. Every idea is a seed. Every action is a seed. Every attitude is a seed. You begin as a seed. (Genesis 1:11) “Though what you start will seem small and insignificant, you will end up in the future with much.” Job 8:7

2. Nothing happens until the seed is planted! There will be no harvest if you do not sow any seed. Everything we plant is an act of faith. (Hebrews 11:6) God’s law of reproduction starts in Genesis 1:12. Genesis 8:22 tells us that seedtime and harvest will never close. Everything in life starts as a seed! Relationships - marriage - business - education - church - success!

3.  Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Whatever you dish out, you are going to get back.
            Anger—anger comes back.
            Kindness—kindness comes back.
            Critical—criticism comes back.
            Mercy—mercy comes back.
            Cheat—you will be cheated.
            Forgiving—forgiveness comes back.

Proverbs 26:27: “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.”

You sow a thought, you reap an act. You sow an act, you reap a habit.
You sow a habit, you reap character. You sow character, you reap a destiny.

You are responsible for the consequences of your life.

4. You are not the only sower. You are reaping both good and bad from what other people are sowing around you. The people beside you, people in your family, your parents and grandparents have been sowing. In many ways you reap what the previous generation experienced.

Break generational sins. Refuse to pass it on to the next generation. Everything you do has consequences, both good and bad.

You can’t change the past, but you can change the future by the choices you make today! John 4:38 “I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”

5. You always reap in a different season than from when you sow. There is a time delay from when you make the effort, from when you make the deposit and when you get the fruit. There is no such thing as “instant success.” It takes time to grow, to gather, to learn, and to mature. Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season….”

6. You always reap more than you sow. There is the law of multiplication. Mark 4:8 “Some seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty and even a hundred times.” Not all plants bear all its fruit at the same time. Sow a variety of good seed every day and maintain a good harvest continually.

7. You can increase your harvest by planting more seed. This is the law of proportion. You always reap in proportion to what you sow. This is true in every area of our lives. 2 Corinthians 9:6 “But this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” God loves a cheerful giver because He loves the attitude of the heart!