Good Seed

January 2016: A Word From Dr. Stanley

When a farmer plants seeds, he expects a plentiful crop because he knows what is sown produces in due time. This is easy to see in the physical world, but we often forget this same principle applies in the spiritual realm.

What we allow to influence us is extremely important to God.

Galatians 6:8 says, “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” What we do, how we think and spend our time, and who or what we allow to influence us are extremely important to God. He desires that we invest in those things that matter in eternity and don’t cause unnecessary pain or hardship in this life.

Sowing to the flesh includes thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions motivated and shaped by worldly and sinful desires. Once we begin planting these things in our lives, it becomes easier the next time. Before we know it, we’re reaping nothing but destruction and regret.

But when we sow to the Spirit of God by following His promptings, He aligns our thinking with God’s Word, guides us in making wise choices, empowers us to obey, and transforms our character into Christ’s likeness. Now that’s a return worth celebrating!

May this year be one in which you intentionally choose to plant good seed in your life. I pray that 12 months from now, you’ll see an amazing harvest of righteousness because of your wise choices throughout the year.

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8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

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