Sow and Reap
Last Edition Recap
How have you applied the last edition to your life?
Jesus, we know what it is like to prepare for life’s challenges. Now teach us how to become, and stay, ready within our souls. Amen.
Orders of Natural Law control the universe. Take the natural law of gravity, for example; Gravity can be manipulated by an aeroplane or helicopter for them to take flight. If you switch off the engine in mid-flight, the natural law of gravity dictates, “what goes up MUST come down.” The aircraft will be pulled down to the ground.
Another natural law is the law of Sowing and Reaping. You cannot sow wheat and get apples, and you cannot plant apple seeds to grow wheat. What you sow is what you WILL reap.
Just like we cannot escape the natural laws of the universe, we must never underestimate the supernatural laws of God. These laws are infinitely more important and eternally more powerful. In addition, these laws of God are often disregarded and even ignored.
What YOU sow is what YOU will reap.
In challenging situations, be it persecution, anger, judgment, ridicule, slander, hate, favouritism, exclusion, racism, tribalism, abandonment, etc. STOP immediately and humble yourself and ask, “How have I done this THING to someone else?”
Matthew 13: 1-23
Chat Point 1
- What does this message tell us? The Message (seed) of the Kingdom is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
- Discuss why the farmer is sowing the seed so generously?
- Why is God so generous with sowing the message of the Kingdom into ALL kinds of soil (Fertile and Unfertile)?
- What must we do to prepare the different kinds of soil and make it fertile?
Galatians 6: 1-10
Gal 6: 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Gal 6: 8 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.
Chat Point 2
- Is there a particular part of this topic that has stood out for you?
- What are some of the good seeds that we sow? Would it be fair for us to reap them in our lives?
- What are some of the bad seeds that we sow? Would it be appropriate for us to reap them in our lives?
- Why do we reap what we sow?
- What do you think the main point is?
- What would it look like if Christians applied this principle or lesson to their lives today?
- What is Jesus telling you personally as you reflect on this event?
- How can you apply this lesson to your life this week?
Now is not the time to get caught up in the slavery of your emotions but rather allow God to reveal WHY you are reaping this thing. His purpose is to save you from the seed you have sown that will not bear His Fruit.
Humbling yourself in this act of grace will give you the power to remove what ungodly seed you have sown and remove the unpleasant experience of ungodly reaping.
In its place, re-sow the good things of God that you may reap the Good things of God.
What are your prayer requests?
Gracious God, we are not worthy of glory. Glory should be entirely yours. Please help us lead our lives in the way that will bring you glory. Please help us to be prepared for when you call. Amen
In-between Chats: Personal Reflection
More than anything, God wants you to experience (reap) the great things of heaven.
- What have or are you sowing that is not of God?
- What MUST you do about it to start sowing the good seed of God into your life?
- If someone has sown something ungodly into your life, what can you do not to allow yourself to overcome it?
Edition Writer: Rev Kevin Zondagh
Executive Coach, Life Coach, and Ordained Minister. Founder of CoffeeChatConnect and the Exemplar Coaching Company.