Sunday, November 6, 2016

What is your life echoing today?


I was in a store and I heard a small child speakable such unthinkable language. I could hardly believe my ears. Yet the parent seemed oblivious to the words. That parent or environment that the child lived in -- sent out the words, and the child echoed those words back.

In another situation, I witnessed a child putting his little hands on his mama’s face and with fervency said, “I love you so much!” That child echoed the words she heard.

That’s just the way it works. It’s like sowing and reaping. What we plant, we harvest. If we only speak negativity, doubt, unbelief, weariness, sadness, loneliness, anxiousness – then we can expect the echo back of the same. On the other hand, we sow love, joy, peace, gentleness, self control, gladness, respect – then that echo will be the same.

In other words, what is your life reaping? God's laws of reciprocity have never changed. "You reap what you sow." Galatians 6:7 We know the repercussions of negative sowing: for example, dishonesty = mistrust -- but to have the harvest we sincerely desire, we'll make sure that our "planting" produces a crop of blessings!

If we plant honesty, we'll reap trust.
If we plant friendship, we'll reap friends.
If we plant humility, we'll reap greatness.
If we plant love, we'll reap love.
If we plant hard work, we'll reap success.
If we plant forgiveness, we'll reap reconciliation.
If we plant faith in God, we'll reap a harvest of blessings.

I’m on a mountaintop and I’m yelling “I love you! You are beautiful! You are strong! You are courageous! You are generous! You are smart! You are clever!” And, GUESS WHAT – I’m hearing it right back!.