Investing with Seeds

 

November 25

 

Read Galatians 6:7-8

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.

 

Reflect

How is “sowing to please the Spirit” like making an investment in the kingdom?

 

Every financial advisor will tell you that investing is wise. In the simplest terms, if you put a little money into a good investment, the money grows into more money. Then, you can take a little bit of that money to reinvest, and it becomes even more money.

 

Farmers also make investments but with seeds. They take little seeds, sow them, care for them, and then they reap a harvest. From that harvest are seeds that they can use to plant and reap again and again. It’s an investment with the potential for a great return.

 

Jesus has offered us the opportunity to make investments, too. But these are spiritual investments. We can make spiritual investments with our money, of course. We sow our money in the Spirit to support those who share the Word (missionaries, pastors, etc.). The harvest is reaped in believers who then sow more seeds themselves. The return is a spiritual harvest that goes on and on. When we sow our money in the Spirit, we are investing in the kingdom!

 

But money isn’t the only thing that we sow in the Spirit. No matter what we do, we either sow in the flesh, or we sow in the Spirit. When we sow in the flesh, we are sinning. Sin is a bad investment. When we sow from our own corruption and evil desires, we reap even more corruption and evil desires. Eventually, this leads to our complete destruction.

 

But when we sow to please the Spirit, we are walking in step with Spirit and obedient to Lord. When we do this, we can expect to reap an abundantly blessed everlasting life. Sowing in the Spirit is the best investment we can make because the return far exceeds our imagination and lasts for all eternity.

 

Friends, how are you “sowing in the Spirit?”

 

Pray

Lord, I want to invest in Your kingdom. Take my tithe, time, and talents to grow Your kingdom. Thank You for the hope of my eternal reward. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Josiah - I am praying for God to guide each of your steps & that you will fall more & more in love with him daily!
Thank you for this devotional today.
Thank you Pastor Crawford for your fine exposition on sowing in the Spirit. Now I understand how I can sow and reap eternal life.
The key to our victory is our faith. Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. By God's Grace, we have been saved through faith, so nothing can touch us, nothing can overpower us, nothing can defeat us. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. Amen
I have this one hope in one God which brings eternal life, yjat is all I need to get throuh this life to the next life.
Josiah this Prayer is for You and all brothers and sisters who choose to Pray it. A Prayer of Thanks God, You are good, and Your steadfast love endures forever! Even in the hardest seasons, I always have a reason to worship You. Thank You for giving me victory and abundant life in Jesus Christ! Although I don’t deserve it, You shower me with unconditional love and forgiveness. And so no matter what the future may hold, I will shout for joy because You are with me. You comfort me and bless me in the presence of my enemies. Nothing compares to You and no weapon can stand against You. In all things, I am more than a conqueror through You! Be glorified through me, God. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart bless Your name. I want my life to bring You praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Heavenly Father I asked that you Bless Josiah to remind him Father we all are sinners. Please Lord Renew, Restore, Refresh, Heal, Redeem what You and Josiah know is needed! Father remind him that You will never leave nor forsake us, that we confess our sins to You, we must let go give surrender all to You. In doing so that forgiveness is then given. Please lead Josiah in Alone Your Will, Way and perfect timing. Please God Bless Him and Keep him Father always Abiding in You. Thank You Lord, In Jesus Mighty Powerful Name Amen.
FATHER, HELP US ALL ( BELIEVERS) TO ALWAYS SOW IN THE SPIRIT, FOR WHEN OUR HARVEST COME, WE WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE TO THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED IN JESUS AMEN
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Father, I do not want to sow in the flesh, I want to sow in the Spirit. To please the Spirit is pleasing You and that is my desire Oh Lord. I want my reward of the kingdom an eternal reward. With Your guidance I will sow correctly. Thank You Lord. In the Mighty name of Christ Jesus I pray, Amen.
So true ...
I've been sinful and i need redemption. Please pray for me and I'll pray for anyone who needs it. - Josiah
Yes and Amen.
Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Janet, that must be one of the hardest events to watch. I pray for my kids that they walk in the faith continually. Praying for them. Amen!
God help me to sew in the spirit., regardless. Amen
Give of yourself, whether it be time,money, etc., freely to the Lord!
Praise be to God
Amen.
Amen!
What you give to the Lord and his people will come back to you in more ways than you could possibly know. The Lord loves a cheerful giver because it comes from faith and gratitude to God. We can never outdo God’s generosity so we should trust him with all that we have and all that we are for Jesus’s glory. Amen
The real sowing god always wanted talents and praise not money LOVE THIS the REAL gospel finally some truth 💛🙌🏻
Thank God for the devotional and thank pastor Nat too today devotional is very deep and may God bless everyone who is reading this devotional Amen
Thank you for your message today! I have been struggling in my spiritual walk with Christ. I need prayers for spiritual guidance for a closer relationship with Jesus. Prayers for my Son and daughter they both have turned away from God. Please pray for them for God to open their minds eye and bring them back home to him. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Very informative as it declares the gosple'ls truth.