Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Sowing and Reaping. This is a biblical principle we all need to understand. Want more love (reaping)? Then plant the seeds of love by showing love to others (sowing) Want more financial stability (reaping)? Then plant the seeds of financial responsibility by learning to say NO to yourself (sowing).

When you plant a garden, there’s waiting time between the sowing and the reaping. We don’t plant tomatoes one day, and then run out the next to pick them.  This is true of gardening and it’s true in our spiritual garden as well. There is waiting time between the sowing and the reaping.

No one likes the waiting time, but it’s a reality of life (usually), but…the above verse tells us something else about the sowing and reaping cycle. Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Two things jumped out at me when I read this verse this morning.

Let us not become weary in doing good. That sounds to me like sowing isn’t a one time action. It’s meant to be an ongoing action. We need to keep sowing if we want to reap the benefits.

If we do not give up. Again this sounds like sowing isn’t a one time event. We can’t give up, we’ve got to keep sowing if we want to reap the harvest.

Think of it like this. My husband loves his vegetable garden, even  though it’s early February when I wrote this, he’s already perusing seed catalogs. Here’s the thing about gardening. Once he plants his seeds, he doesn’t walk away from the garden and then come back in a month or two to reap the harvest.

He’s out in his garden most every day, doing one thing or another to encourage the harvest. So how about you? Are you still encouraging your harvest or have you planted the seeds and then given up?

Until next time…God Bless & Good Reading!

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