Galatians 6: 7 – 8 AMP
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Set an example: To successful teach our kids the secret of sowing and reaping – set an example. Kids need boundaries and learn every action has a reaction. We all want to be successful in life. We need to learn from the beginning “what you sow you will reap.” It applies to our home environment as well as our schools and churches.
Teach our children: As Christian mothers, we are expected to teach our children the basic truths we find in the Bible. God is no one’s fool; you won’t get away with bad things. This means we need to be consistent when it comes to disciplining our children. For example: Let’s take telling lies. Listen to what is said. Take a break and walk away. Come back and then test the story. When the story changes you know it’s a lie and then you can discipline the child.
There are consequences: I believe we confuse our children when we forego consequences. It results in our children becoming rebellious and stubborn. They feel they can manipulate the situation to their advantage. It won’t affect them right now, but it will in the long run. They think they are able to manipulate everybody around them and one day it will backfire on them. It is important to tell our children that God isn’t someone that can be manipulated and remind them whatever you sow you will reap.
The blessings: It is important for them to see that God is blessing your finances when you are sowing in tithings. Tell them and let them see how God blesses your finances. They will want to copy you. I think it is important that they learn this from at an early age. One day they are able to make the ultimate decision in serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, O Lord please help me through the Holy Spirit to stay obedient to You. I want to do the best job now. Lord gives me the necessary wisdom and understanding for today. I know whatever I sow I will reap. Forgive me my short-sightedness. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
THE WORD FOR TODAY:
Galatians 6: 8 AMP, “For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
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