Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Reap what you sow...

Ahhh... this is one of my favorite sayings, it's even on my white board at work.
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.


Mike said...

I really liked the play, the music, and your blogs. They're great! The following was recently sent to me in an email. While I don't agree with everything it says, especially the word "we" and some of the conclusions that are drawn, it contain a lot of truth. I hope that you and everyone visiting will appreciate it:

Dear God:

Why didn't you save the school children at ?:

Moses Lake, Washington 2/2/96
Bethel, Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl, Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah, Kentucky 12/1/97
Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97
Jonesboro, Arkansas 3/24/98
Edinboro, Pennsylvania 4/24/98
Fayetteville, Tennessee 5/19/98
Springfield, Oregon 5/21/98
Richmond, Virginia 6/15/98
Littleton, Colorado 4/20/99
Taber, Alberta, Canada 5/28/99
Conyers, Georgia 5/20/99
Deming, New Mexico 11/19/99
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 12/6/99
Santee, Californ! ia 3/ 5/01 and
El Cajon, California 3/22/01?


Concerned Student



Dear Concerned Student:

I am not allowed in schools.



How did this get started?...

Let's see,
I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hair complained she didn't want any prayer in our schools.

And we said, OK.


Then, someone said you better not
read the Bible in school,
the Bible that says "thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal,
and love your neighbors as yourself,"

And we said, OK...


Dr. Benjamin Spock
said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehaved
because their little personalities
would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.

And we said,
an expert should know what he's talking about so we won't spank them anymore..


Then someone said teachers and principals better notdiscipline our children when they misbehave.
And the school administrators said
no faculty member in this school
better touch a student when they misbehave because we don't want any bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued.

And we accepted their reasoning...


Then someone said,
let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won't even have to tell their parents.

And we said, that's a grand idea...


Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they're going to do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the fun they desire,
and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.

And we said, that's another great idea...


Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.

And we said, it doesn't matter what anybody, including the President, does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good....

And someone else took that appreciation a step further
and published pictures of nude children and then stepped further still by making them available on the Internet.

And we said, everyone's entitled to free speech....


And the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence and illicit sex...
And let's record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes...

And we said,
it's just entertainment
and it has no adverse effect
and noboy takes it seriously anyway,so go right ahead.


Now we're asking ourselves
why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.


Undoubtedly, if we thought about it long and hard enough, we could figure it out. I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...

Amber Land said...

I give you huge credit, we have a hard time with the two of us. I bet your sweet girl knows how much you love her and sees the hard work that goes into being a single mom. I always pray for strength fot you.