Farming For God

Galatians 6:7-10
Thought for the Day: "Consider your ways. You have sown much but harvested little, you eat, but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." (Haggai 1: 5 - 6) Living in the Midwest, I am surrounded by farmers whose livelihood depends on the "whims" of the weather and their own willingness to work. It has been amusing to listen to them talk, or rather complain, to each other. If it rains, it is too wet, If we've had a week or two of sunshine, we're having a drought. If the temperature drops below ninety degrees, it is too cold. If it gets over a hundred, it is too hot. It seems the conditions are never right.

Actually, we all are like that. We are never satisfied with what we have. God says the reason we are never satisfied is because we work for our own gain, not for the glory of God. We put our own pleasures and desires ahead of the needs of others. We never even consider God's desires.

The only way to true satisfaction is to give up our selfish desires and consider our ways in the light of God's ways. God will make even a small harvest an abundance when we are working for His will.

Lord God, I want to be a worker in your fields--for your harvest, not mine. Change my heart and my attitudes; in Jesus' name. Amen

by KDW
Published in
Secret Place
Spring 1998

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Galatians 6:7-10

GAL 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

GAL 6:8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

GAL 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

GAL 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.