Sowing and Reaping
“For the person who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the person who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
As a professional baseball scout traveling is a big part of our jobs. For those who travel, you can understand and appreciate the good parts and not so good parts of traveling by plane or automobile.
However, one aspect I do enjoy is getting to see the countryside while traveling by car. Earlier this year I passed several tree farms, cotton farms, pecan farms, apple farms, corn farms, etc…You name it, I may have passed it.
Throughout the year I would come upon these farms multiple times. One thing I clearly noticed every time I drove by these farms was they rarely looked the same. What was sown by the farmers, grew. Small seeds were planted, fertilized, cultivated, watered and turned into a harvest.
Much like a farmer, if you’re a disciple of Jesus Christ, our spiritual growth takes a very similar path as farm crops. We reap what we sow, more than we sow and later than we sow. However make no mistake, we will reap what we sow. It just depends on what type of harvest you are seeking!
If you have small children and take them to the doctor for their annual wellness checkups, there are two important priorities the nurse checks before the child is seen by the doctor. The height of the child and the weight of the child are measured and calculated. The height and weight determine if the child is proportionately.
The same can be said about a disciple of Jesus Christ. If we rarely or never spend time reading and meditating on God’s Word (the Bible), Talking to God (prayer), worshiping God and Serving Him, there is a good chance we are not growing spiritually proportionate.
Always remember: You will reap what you sow, more than you sow and later than you sow. Sow wisely!
I pray that 2019 will be one of the best years in your spiritual journey as you “sow good seed.”
Be Worth Being!
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 37 years, and currently serves on staff with the Chicago White Sox as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall) by the Boston Red Sox, and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga. with their two children.
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