Inner Healing: Sowing & Reaping
Women are seed sowers. Women love, nurture, organize, hold together, and tend to domestic duties. We sow seeds in our homes, on our jobs, in our churches, and in our communities. Sometimes we experience rejection, abandonment, and betrayal as we go about doing good deeds. This can cause us to sow from a spirit of grief. We stop being cheerful givers. We then start sowing from a place of bitterness thus having those around us wishing they possessed the "how to understand and handle bitter people" manual.
Galatians 6:7 is the perfect reminder that what we put out is what will come back to us. Being hurt is not a license to go around and hurt others. As natural healers, we go against our own nature when we hurt and inflict pain on others.
Seedtime and harvest is an exchange process. In order to reap, we must sow a relevant seed of the thing we desire to reap. For this reason, we can't desire peace yet sow discord. We can't desire kindness yet sow mean seeds. To understand seedtime and harvest is to understand that every seed produces its own kind.
If you sow strife, you will reap strife.
If you sow love and kindness, you will reap love and kindness.
If you know that you have sown some bad seeds then repent and ask God to cleanse your heart from all unrighteousness. Don't accept a bad reaping season as your fate. During such a season is a time to persevere and pray more.
To sow good seeds, the heart of a woman must be pure. Luke 6:45 says, "a good man out of his heart brings forth that which is good....." A good heart has to be cultivated by letting go of anger, by being polite, by being respectful, and by accepting God's unconditional love so that you are able to serve, deal with, and communicate with others from a spirit of love.
Love heals. Sow seeds of love and allow God to heal your heart.
Blessings and Breakthroughs,
Pamela D. Smith