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Thoughts for Thursday

“Don’t be fooled. You cannot mock God. A person harvests only the things which he plants.” Gal 6:7 (Simple English Bible)

You’ve heard it before — it ain’t my fault; I didn’t do it; the devil made me do it; I didn’t mean to hurt anyone; the check is in the mail; I didn’t do it on purpose; it just happened….! As a parent, kids can really come up with some lulu’s. My three sons were no different. Broken windows, items that suddenly committed suicide, complaints from friends or neighbors and even an odd inexplicable incident or two seemed to follow them as they grew up.

Yet, we’re basically just farmers. We reap what we sow — we harvest what we planted. Sometimes, the fruits of our desires takes years to catch up and overtake us like a bad dream. Other times, it seems we’re barely out of the starting blocks when an anvil falls on our heads before we’ve had a chance to think clearly.

Everything we decide has consequences. Everything we do has a result. All that we say and enact have an impact. Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.

No matter how much we try to re-assign blame or rationalize our actions, God is not fooled. And He stands ready and willing to forgive if we truly repent.

Sow the good seed;  the harvest will return up to a hundredfold!

Steve

Thoughts for Wednesday

“This secret has now been made clear through the writings of the prophets. The eternal God ordered this, so that when it becomes known, all nation will believe it and obey.” Rom 16:26 (Simple English Bible)

Secrets, we all have at least one lurking around somewhere in our lives. The very word in print or spoken out loud brings an aura of mystery and excitement! We can’t wait to hear what it might be or who it might be about. That is why the National Enquirer, soap operas and “reality” television have such a wide audience. We LOVE secrets!

What Paul referred to was completely different. The secret he mentioned was the gospel. It was foretold by the prophets, enacted by Christ, explained by the New Testament and is ready for broadcast to every nation, every culture and every person on the planet. We don’t need any further prophecy or predictions!

The gospel has been ready for two thousand years. It has been explained and taught by men and women down the ages until this very day. It is still just an relevant and dynamic. It is just as empowering and life-changing.

After all, it changed your life, thank the Lord!

Steve

Thoughts for Thursday

“Don’t be fooled. You cannot mock God. A person harvests only the things which he plants.” Gal 6:7 (Simple English Bible)

You’ve heard it before — it ain’t my fault; I didn’t do it; the devil made me do it; I didn’t mean to hurt anyone; the check is in the mail; I didn’t do it on purpose; it just happened….! As a parent, kids can really come up with some lulu’s. My three sons were no different. Broken windows, items that suddenly committed suicide, complaints from friends or neighbors and even an odd inexplicable incident or two seemed to follow them as they grew up.

Yet, we’re basically just farmers. We reap what we sow — we harvest what we planted. Sometimes, the fruits of our desires takes years to catch up and overtake us like a bad dream. Other times, it seems we’re barely out of the starting blocks when an anvil falls on our heads before we’ve had a chance to think clearly.

Everything we decide has consequences. Everything we do has a result. All that we say and enact have an impact. Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.

No matter how much we try to re-assign blame or rationalize our actions, God is not fooled. And He stands ready and willing to forgive if we truly repent.

Sow the good seed;  the harvest will return up to a hundredfold!

Steve