Where you plant your resources is significant. We have all heard you will reap what you sow and that couldn’t be more true. The things in which we give to will increase, for better or worse. The harvest will expand, enlarge, and become more abundant. This is true both for the life giving things and the life taking things.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the spirit will of the spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:7–10)
The lusts and desires of this world are prevalent everywhere we look and if we choose to invest in those things they produce a wild growing crop of weeds, thistles, and thorns choking out what is good. Drugs, alcohol, pornography, and even the love for materialistic things rob us of the peace and exhilaration of being the strong person who lives with purpose. Instead the lusts of this world cause us to be weak and fail at who we are meant to be. If we choose just a taste of these alluring traps the desire for them will increase, the consumption of them will increase, and the money required to stay on the ride will increase. Not long after we are drained of strength lying in a pool of mistakes and wrong decisions. As a farmer pulls up the suffocating weeds to free up his crops so do we have the choice to pluck out the evil things in our lives.
The other field is quite different, adding to our life when we plant our resources in it. The hard work and dedication always pay off on this ground. Rolling hills of lush green, beautifully ripe fruit, and streams of water flow in this field. The hard work and dedication required involves fulfilling the destiny given to us by our Creator, Jesus Christ. Life is full of tough challenges and if we do not prepare by arming ourselves with the weapons of discipline, principles, and strong morality we are losing the war that could have been won. Let us not give up who we could be to settle for who we are. The Lord is perfect and has made us in His image. This is a high standard to be held to but with His help all things are possible.
Living by the lessons of the bible we learn how to be a person who is strong enough to handle anything that is thrown at us. There is an immeasurably better life waiting for you if you choose to live by the simple teachings of the bible. Loving God and loving others is the best teaching we can live by. So much joy, peace, and purpose comes from this. Knowing and believing in the abundant life-giving promises of God gives us the strength to endure any trial. Basking in the Love of Jesus throughout the day gives us euphoria. Casting out all negative thoughts and replacing them with positivity trains us in discipline and opens the door for the good things God has for us.
Field of the Lord
Planting in the field of the Lord produces a fruitful harvest for many with overflowing streams of life and life more abundantly. God needs workers and calls all of us to help in His field. We can plant our money, our time, and our love in His field, but the greatest of these is love. The Lord knows who is working in His field and who is not. He rewards those who works for Him and opens His treasure room for those who bring Him glory. Showing kindness to someone in need, giving effort to a community, planting money in a church, mission group, or charity of God is working in the field of the Lord by giving Him love and glorifying His name. There is no greater abundant harvest than this.
The path to the best life starts at your feet. Will you go on the adventure or stay at home?
Peace be with you,
Guest Author | Donald Pay
Originally published at https://medium.com/@DonaldPay