Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (Gal 6:7) There is a warning in that, but also a lesson. We are living today on the actions of yesterday.
We live in a progression of seasons, just like the earth. The things we sow into now will come to harvest in our future. If we are miserly with our giving, the we will reap a miserly reward. If we are generous today, we will receive a generous reward.
We are responsible for our own blessing. It’s easy to blame God for not doing enough for us, but when He stands us in front of the mirror of our lives, we’re shown how much we’ve “paid forward”. He who lives by the sword will die by the sword. He who gives will receive. We are forgiven by the same measure that we forgive others.
If we chose to be stingy in our lives, we rob ourselves of an abundance of blessing. Sow with more than you have in the past and see what happens in the future. Give your time, your money, your kindness and you will harvest good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
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