Adam taught today at Metro, Pastor j was out of town. You know sometimes God is sweet like that, He aligns everything.
It's not that I think that J wouldn't have done a good job, I just think that today, Adam knocked it out of the church and into our hearts.
Reap what you sow. Ugh. I should have the biggest pile of weeds you have ever seen. I won't go into the long and undistinguished list of sin I've had/got going on in my life, frankly, it's none of your business. There are consequences to our actions. God forgives us, but sometimes we take ourselves off a path and onto a bumpier one. Not to say that we can't find God's work all around us, but come on, admit, doing it God's way is much better. ADMIT IT!
I love my daughter, I hope she knows it. I feel that sometimes I have to work 100 times harder than if I did it the right way. I have to budget more because there is ALWAYS something to pay for, a trip to New York, a trip to Kings Island, clothes, etc, you get the picture, and there just isn't always enough money. We both have to work at keeping our house clean, because I am too tired to do it all by myself. I hope she sees that I struggle. I hope that she sees that because of my mistakes, though I am forgiven, we both reap because of what I sowed. To say that I would change it all, would be, a complete lie. Wouldn't change a thing, but now I know, stay on the right path. If you get that feeling in your gut, Margie, that something just isn't right, it isn't. Go back.
I think that the harvests are much better if we stay on the right path, but God will use us in a million different ways no matter what, we just have to be open to letting Him.
Gal 6:7-8 7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.