The Seeds of Tomorrow Are In What You Do Today!
Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you (Luke 6:37-38).
The law of sowing and reaping is working constantly in our lives. The attitudes I sow in others I reap back from them. The kindness I sow comes back to me. If I condemn others in my heart, then I will find that judgment coming back to me. If I want mercy from God, I must sow mercy to others. If I want the benefits of forgiveness then I must forgive those who offend me. It’s just like a boomerang.
I have taken this a step further in my personal life in recent years. Whatever I want in my “tomorrows,” I try to make it a part of my life today. In my “tomorrows” I want to be close to the Lord, to my wife, and to my kids. I want my mind to be clear, my emotions stable, and my body healthy. So, I seek to include in my “today” the seeds for these things. I have time with the Lord today, time with my wife today, I exercise my mind by reading a variety of things today. I Make sure I engage my emotions in a healthy way today. I seek to exercise and watch my eating habits today. I in some way speak to my grown kids today. These things are the seeds I plant for my tomorrow. What do you want your life to be in the future? Plant the seeds today.
See every act today as a seed that you’re sowing. See every thought you think as a mirror of what you will have in your future. This reciprocal effect works 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Remember that seeds you plant take time to grow. And once they grow, the harvest is assured. Make sure that the seeds you sow are the ones you don’t mind living with in the future!
Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. (Galatians 6:7-9).