Galatians 6:9 AMP
“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 out courage and faint.”
I want to begin by asking you are you a seed sower? Until you sow seeds there is no possible chance of a harvest. From my pastoring days in Leader Saskatchewan I learned there were two things farmers highly prized: one that they have planted the best seed and secondly to plant their seed in the best soil. I ask these simple questions. Are you like a disciplined athlete sowing your very best seeds? Are you looking for the very best soil to sow your seeds?
This begs the question where are you sowing your seeds? According to the scripture the heart is the place we sow seeds. We, as seed sowers, understand the value of taking that seed and sowing it in good ground. I believe if we are doing what God has said; not harvesting is a violation of God’s laws. I have also learned that seed sowing is a lifestyle and not something that we just try for a short while. Can you see the reason why Paul then presents the argument do not lose heart and grow weary. Like a wise farmer, we realize that all our acts of kindness and consideration towards others will cause a harvest. If I was a farmer and went into a field and refused to plant seeds, how much do you think I would get?
If we look carefully into God’s word we will see that it was in God’s plan from the very beginning for mankind to be a sower of seed. It may seem obvious, but let me ask the question. What is seed for? You could say that it is for eating or you could say it’s for the planting and both would be right. Remember this: your life shall be sustained by your seed sowing. I truly believe that I am living on what I have sown. I am sustained by what I have sown. Paul alludes to this by saying to us that we need to sow to the spirit and from the spirit we will reap life eternal. It is also important for us to note that God established a law of sowing and reaping. We did not think about it. He thought about it and spoke about it in Genesis chapter 1.
In many ways our life will turn out exactly according to the seed that you have sown. Your thoughts are seeds, your actions are seeds, and your words are seeds. If you are considering these things that I have been saying and your life does not appear to have gone well, would you consider sowing different seeds? The word of God is your seed source. We need to turn off the bad news to begin reading the good news of the gospel. If we have been negative, we need to cease from this if we desire a good harvest. Evil begets evil, good begets good.
In closing I would like to remind you that this law of sowing and reaping is working no matter how you feel about it. If you sow a right seed, I believe you will get to enjoy a good harvest. God has created you to be a sower and He has created it so that you would reap your harvest. Too me that is very encouraging. I was created to sow seeds and I was created to reap a good harvest. The athletes that we are watching today at the Rio Summer Olympics have sown for a long while good seeds in regards to their athletic giftedness and today their very presence at the game speaks of their harvest. Do not loosen and relax your courage and faint because God is faithful for what He has promised. In light of that we are faithful in loving, caring, and supporting others for a great harvest.