Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:7–10)

Paul is writing to the Galatians to call Christians to faith and freedom. This challenge and encouragement stand for us today, just as it did to the church of Galatia.

A. W. Tozer once stated, “We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day—but remember, at the time they didn’t know they were heroes.”

It’s natural that when you plant physical seeds, you will harvest what you planted. If you plant to please your own desires, there will be a harvest of sorrow and evil. It’s easy to grow weary of doing good; it can feel discouraging to sow to the Spirit and not see the harvest.

There is freedom, however, in trusting God with the harvest. When you sow from a posture of dependency on God, you are freeing yourself from the responsibility for the outcome, which is His.

How is God inviting you to sow? Into whom?

Pray today for discernment, for ears to hear Him, for faith to respond in obedience to Him. Ask God for a deeper dependency on Him. Trust that your day is ordered and that nothing will happen in vain; therefore, every moment—from grocery runs to corporate meetings to training children—is an opportunity to sow and then to trust and believe in the building of His harvest. Sow to the Spirit today, and trust your God with the harvest that is bountiful.

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