Sowing and Reaping

I heard something in church yesterday that made me think. “What you sowed yesterday you will reap today. What you sow today you will reap tomorrow. What are you sowing? Will you like the outcome?” The bible talks a lot about sowing and reaping. Galatians 6: 7-10 says “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” People tend to think that sowing and reaping only applies to money. But I don’t think that is completely applies. Yes, sowing and reaping applies to finances. But it also applies to life in general. Do you want more friends? Be a friend. Do you want your business to prosper? Learn more about how to be successful in your line of work and then do it. Do you want to start a home based business? Do your research for a good one. Well, here, I’m going to put a plug in for what I do. Something that won’t happen often, I work with a company called Max International. A company that is young, but growing rapidly. You can learn more by looking at this video: http://www.max.com/resources/429726/full/us/en/playvideo/corporate/0#.U81nDfldVQs. So, I’m going to close here, everyday we sow and reap. Do you like what you are reaping? If so, keep doing what your doing. But if not, then what are you going to change? 

Have an awesome day everyone! 

 

Making Time for What Counts

I home-school my kids. For 8 years now I have taught all four of them. This year my tenth grader will be going back to school. The other kids will be in the twelth grade, ninth grade and sixth grade. While I’m doing this I am also going to be running my business, keeping this blog up, taking care of my house, and everything else that has to be done. If it sounds like a lot, well, it is! But my favorite verses in the bible these days are 1 John 5:5 says “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” The other one is Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” And it is true! There is no way that on my own I could do any of this, much less all of it! But I can do it with Jesus helping me. However there is a caveat, and it is a lesson that I’ve learned from Dr. Don Colbert’s wife, Mrs. Mary Colbert, as well as Reggie, and it is this: if I can do it, God won’t. So God expects us to do what we can!

So what can I do? I can schedule my days to allow for everything that needs to be done. I can ask for help from friends. I can pray with the expectation of receiving whatever I ask for from Jesus. This applies to any of us!

A strategy I learned a number of years ago is to make a list of EVERYTHING that needs to be done. Get specific. Once you do this put it in a routine. Another suggestion is to assign each person a color and use that color in all areas. I know many who carry this idea to every area. Including towels. It eliminates a lot of arguements! Such as “where is my towel?” Or what am I supposed to do today? Just go look at the schedule. This can even be done for children who don’t yet read. Just simply substitute a picture for the words. Praying God blesses all you put your hands to in Jesus Name.