Thursday, December 6, 2012

You Reap What You Sow...Develop the Mind of the Spirit...Get Away with God

You Reap What You Sow

Galatians 6:7…whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap

As God’s representative here on earth, your purpose is to do right and glorify God. When you do right, you bring God glory by manifesting His excellence in a tangible way.


One way you can bring Him glory is in the way you treat people. There are many practical ways you can be a blessing to others. You can build others up by giving them a compliment. You can express your appreciation and acknowledge people by giving them a pat on the back or writing them a note of encouragement.


You can also take advantage of opportunities to listen to people and lend a helping hand when they need it. You can believe the best of others and offer forgiveness to those who have offended you.


I encourage you to treat everybody with love and respect. You will not only glorify God, you will also receive blessings by reaping what you sow.


Develop the Mind of the Spirit

Romans 8:6

As a young Christian, I was always trying to figure out the “why behind everything and planning excessively for what was ahead. But one day God required me to give it up. He showed me that reasoning is the opposite of trust.


The Bible tells us that the mind of the flesh is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit. It is being hostile to God and refusing to submit to His ways. But the mind of the Spirit is life and soul peace.


If you want to be free of trying to figure everything out, you can develop the mind of the Spirit by constantly renewing your mind with the Word. Little by little, the Word will wash away the wrong thinking and replace it with truth….follow that truth instead of your own ability to reason things out and you will have new life and peace.


Get Away with God

Matthew 11:28-30

That sounds good, doesn’t it? I have had enough “heavy stuff” in my life, and I want to enjoy freedom. When you are overloaded with the cares of life, you need some help. Your mind needs rest from worrying, your emotions need rest from being upset, and your will needs a rest from stubbornness and rebellion. So you need to be humble enough to call out to God and say, “I need help!”


Your beginning does not have to dictate your ending. Get God involved in every area of your life and allow Him to lead you into “real rest”.



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