A man reaps what he sows….(Gal 6:7)
Every night we sing Jesus loves me to our daughter right before we leave the room. One day, unprompted and out of nowhere, she started singing it too. Now it’s a family thing that we enjoy together.
This simple experience reminds me that what we plant into our lives and the people around us really does matter. Truth be told, I’ve been singing that song to my daughter before she was even born. But it took close to two years of singing it before she started singing it too. Now, we can see the fruit of that investment in her life. Simply due to that small, daily investment.
Friend, I want to encourage you to keep planting the things of God into your life and those around you. I know you don’t really see much fruit right now, but there will come a day when you will reap a harvest of God’s goodness. I know it doesn’t always feel that way and you wonder if you’re just moving in the wrong direction, but anything that is planted for God’s glory will always reap a good reward if you stay faithful.
This is true for any and every human relationship. As long as both parties are willing to be faithful you will see great fruit spring forth. Even if that other person isn’t willing to be faithful, you will still live a blessed life with God. He will make you fruitful. I know this to be true because I’ve seen it in my own life. So don’t get so focused on what’s not changing- keep planting, because one day you’ll see the evidence of it as it springs forth unprompted and out of nowhere.
Lord, I give you praise. I trust you. I want to keep planting and be faithful. Grow me and those around me, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.