Note #31

[6/23/2017 – How prophetic this note is to me…. written by me from June 29, 2012 – oh Lord, Your Spirit within me has been warning me of this for a long time]:

 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7-8)

Grace does not mean you are freed from consequence of fleshly living or selfish habits. Grace enables you to live a Spirit-filled life and gives you the freedom that you once had in the Garden of Eden to choose to live to God and die to self.

The question is, now that you gained your freedom to live to God in Christ, will you actually choose total obedience to His Spirit or walk your own path of independence like Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden? Will you take the fruit from the tree of life or the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Will you meditate on His Words? Pray to Him? Fill your thoughts with Him?

 

Everyone sows. Everything we do has a consequence. Sowing is something we do. Everyone invests in something and hopes for a good return. So, are we sowing wisely?

We sow to the flesh often. We fill our minds with movies, video games, cultural thinking, ethnic thinking, divisive thoughts, prejudices, prideful thoughts, etc. Often, God reveals to us wicked habits, unclean habits and we refuse to repent. Thank God for His kindness! Those who love the world are enemies of God. They shall reap only corruption and woes from the way they use their time upon themselves and idols. And this not even God’s punishment but a natural consequence from the law of sin. (Sin leads to death).

The only reason many of us still are not reaping what we sow is due to God’s grace and His kindness. He prays and waits for us more than we can imagine. He waits on us to repent so that He can truly bless us and show us how much more satisfying He is than anything we wish to hold on to. May God give us more grace so that true repentance is wrought in us. May we long for His presence more than for the world. May we not take His kindness and patience in vain.

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