by Randy Chambers, 2016-05-23
Galatians 6:7-8, NIV: Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows. 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.
Within a dream, you hold in your hands a bag. Looking into the bag, you see a
limited amount of seed. It is all you have, and you know you will not be getting
any more. You know you must do something with it, but what? It seems to make
sense that you should search for the best soil to plant the seed, so that the
seed will grow and produce even more. As you search for the right places, you
grow weary, and begin to settle for soils that are not the best. Along the way,
you become distracted. Your bag is torn a bit and seed spills out without you
knowing. Eventually, you reach into the bag and in a moment of dread, you
realize your bag is now empty. Saddened, you sit on a rock and wonder how you
could have been more careful. We each are given only so much time. It can be
sown into good things, or meaningless. It can produce things that fade, or it
can produce things that will be carried into the eternal Kingdom of God.