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What You Sow, Not Where

Have you ever done something good and got nothing in return or worse, evil in return?

Has your good been repaid with evil so many times you’ve decided to stop trying?

Does it seem like your good seeds never reap a harvest from the soil you sow them into?

If you feel me, Read this: “God is not mocked, Whatever a man sows, he shall also reap”-Galatians 6:7

Someone showed me this a few years ago. Listen.

Notice that that verse uses the word ‘whatever’ not ‘where ever’

We make the mistake of thinking that the harvest will come from where we sow the seed because it seems logical, and we get discouraged when that does not happen.

The God of the harvest did not promise that you will reap ‘where’ you sow, he only promised to multiply what you sow.

Stop looking to the soil or the seed for harvest, start looking at the God of the harvest and you’ll find more than you bargained for.

Time for some gaze shifting.

Who’s with me?
Tobiloba

What Are You Sowing?

This post has been long overdue. Thanks to patchy internet connection and some laziness on my part, i did not get round to writing it till now.

A very short but insightful scripture brought to mind the beginning of  the year 2012. My pastor at the time tagged the year ‘The year of harvest’.  As a result, as often as possible that year, he said ‘All the seeds you have sown will germinate and you will reap the harvest this year’. At the sound of the thunderous ‘Amen’ the first time I heard him say that prayer, the Holy Spirit gave me pause with a very popular scripture that He dropped in my spirit.

Read with me: ‘God is not mocked, Whatever a man sows, he shall also reap-Gal 6:7

And the Holy Spirit led me  and a  few of my friends to do some serious soul searching. If God answered the prayer above based on ALL the seeds that I had sown up to that point, would I like the harvest?

The honest answer was a big No! So my friends and I who came to the same conclusion decided to pray ours a little differently. We asked God for mercy over our bad seed and ask Him to kill them and multiply our good seeds.

Today, I’m asking you the same question.If you were to reap from every seed you’ve sown, would you like all the harvest you’d get?

If you’re like me, back then and even now, the answer is still No! There are some seeds I’ve sown that I need God’s mercy to intervene over.

But the scripture is  clear-You will reap what you sow. so, what are you sowing today?

I consciously begin to sow good seeds from this day forward.

Who’s with me?

Tobiloba

 

Your Witness Summons

This morning, a discourse during a Sunday school class came to mind and it inspired this post.

Read with me: And you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses…. Acts 1:8.

Quite a popular scripture isn’t it?

If you’ve already seen what I saw, good! If not, read on.

The Holy Spirit is to a believer, what a witness summons is to a witness in a case.

No one can be a valid witnesses in a case unless he/she has been invited by the court by a document called a witness summons.

Without the witness summons,(all things being equal), no matter how much a person knows about a case, he cannot give official testimonies that will be entered into evidence.

The same rule applies to a believer. Without the Holy Spirit, you have no witness summons. Your testimony lacks validity.

It does not matter how many scriptures you can quote or how amazing your oratory skills are, they will lack power to convince or convict anyone.

You might say to me, but every believer has the spirit of God. That would be true, but-

Note the use of the word ‘upon’ in the verse. This connotes action. You can have the spirit of God and it’ll be dormant, untapped and unused.

That would still translate to having the witness summons and not knowing what it is or how to use it. It’ll still translate to ineffective testimony.

Do you have your witnesses summons?

Are you putting it to good use?

I just used mine.

Who’s with me?

Tobiloba

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