PREPARE YOUR EYES TO READ AND YOUR HEART TO RECEIVE AS YOU TAKE IN THE WORDS THAT LOOK TO CHANGE LIVES, RENEW HEARTS, AND OPEN MINDS.
Almost everyone has heard the phrase, "you will reap what you sow." It's about a verse taken from the Bible in Galatians 6:7-9, "Do not misled-you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." (New Living Translation)
These stern words should be adhered to by believers and non-believers alike. We all struggle with something in our lives that we have succumbed to, known as the law of nature. Lustful thoughts, drug and alcohol abuse, theft, lying, jealousy, cheating, or pornography are just a few examples of how our flesh inundates our minds. In every instance, nothing positive comes out of the situations you could be in if you acted upon these urges or feelings except for self-pleasure.
For plant lovers such as myself, you have an option to choose annuals or perennials. Annual plants are those that complete their life cycle in just one growing season before dying, while perennials come back every year due to their increasing roots that survive through the winter.
Our lives, including our relationships, finances, health, talent, and energy, are based on this same principle. I would hope that we would be good stewards of ourselves by investing and spending it doing things that will make a difference not just for the quick, short-term bloom but for the slow-growing long term that gives pleasure for generations.
Nurturing, watering, feeding, giving, receiving, understanding, follow-through, and communicating are ways we cultivate ourselves, our relationships, and finances to ensure we are not a one-hit-wonder. Our goal should always be to surpass mediocracy. Having a solid foundation and firm roots will allow you to bring lush growth continuously. #SPEAK2MYHEART
"Too often, people tend to major on minors and to minor on majors!"