Sowing and reaping

Sowing and reaping

Sowing and reaping or cause and effect are one of the principle laws of life. Sir Isaac Newton, a physicist of all time, said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So for every effect, there is a cause and for every cause, there is an effect.

And God, the creator of heaven and earth, said in Genesis 8:22: While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.

And in Hosea 8:7 it is written: They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. So it is God who has installed the law of sowing and reaping or the law of cause and effect.

The law of sowing and reaping is also a spiritual law and not only a natural law. In Galatians 6:7-8 it is written: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 

Cause and effect of thoughts and words

A person cannot directly choose his feelings, habits and circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his feelings, habits and circumstances.

This is possible because our feelings, actions, and circumstances are fruits of our thoughts which we speak with faith, desire and expectations.

The causes of our thoughts are sense knowledge and revelation knowledge. So our senses or intuition give us the information which becomes our thoughts.

The thoughts which we hear create in the long run faith or fear in us, according to our expectations. In Romans 10:17 it is written: So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

The thoughts which we visualise create in the long run desire in us, according to our taste. In Proverbs 6:25 it is written: Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids.

And when we speak our thoughts with faith, passion and expectation, then the Holy Spirit and or the angels let our thoughts, which are spiritual realities, become natural realities.

In Romans 10:10 it is written: For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.

And in Psalm 103:20 it is written: Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.

So when we meditate on God’s word and we listen to His word and visualise His word, then we will bear godly feelings, actions and circumstances, as fruits, when we speak God’s word with faith, passion and expectations.

The role of Action

As we have seen, actions are fruits of our thoughts which we speak with faith, passion and expectations. So actions are applied thoughts. Actions, only take place in the present and when we are consistent in doing the same thing, over and over again, then our actions become habits which are the subconscious aspects of actions.

New actions produces new sense knowledge which in their turn can produce new thoughts.

Sow and reap more and later than you sow

When we sow we will always reap more than we have sown and we have to wait for the harvest and so, we need to have faith and patience.

In 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 it is written: Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown. May He also increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

And in Galatians 6:9 it is written: And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

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