From children to Parents : I sow, you sow, he sows… we reap!
How many times have you heard the expression: “Whoever speaks sows and whoever listens reaps?”
Well, if it’s a wise proverb or not, the truth is that, not only is the speaker who sows, but also you can cultivate good or bad seeds through thoughts, words, our attitudes or reactions. Now it is up to each one of us to decide which seed to “feed” because it is from it that we will reap its fruits.
Parents, as caregivers and protectors naturally convey good lessons to their children. Well, at least that’s how it should be. Until today, I keep and feed the basic principles that my father taught me, which were an example for me.
Were there mistakes and failures? No doubt, as is inherent to any human being, but the foundations were laid.
“But one who is taught the word must share all good things with him who teaches.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked; for whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Gl.6: 6-7)
We shouldn’t solely respect those who teach us, but also live like He whom instructs us, by constantly practicing His teachings, and bearing the fruits of someone who does not live aimlessly or without direction.
Everything has an appointed time, like when you sow you will reap in due time. The same goes for the teachings that we receive; retaining them should not be something of another nature. We will produce fruits according to the seeds that we sow.
Every message that we hear at home from our parents, at church, through the pastors, our respective spiritual leaders, or through reading the Bible, have a specific objective for each one of us.
Although we do not have the ability to absorb all the words, I believe there is always something that we retain and that is what should be put into practice.
There are people who know the Bible from beginning to end, but do not practice a single word. If we practice what God has revealed to us through each message or teaching received, we are more likely to live in the Spirit, and not only that, we will receive all good things from He who instructs us. What father will not be proud to call us his children? Imagine God!
If we allow the process of “cultivation” to be completed by watering, taking care of the seed, seeing it grow, and give its fruit we will also benefit from its fruits whether it is good or bad. For example, if we hold on to a doubt and treat it daily and feed it, it will grow, evolve and give birth to unbelief, accommodation and ultimately corruption.
On the other hand, if we sow good things, according to the Word that is transmitted to us, we will reap what is good, and remain faithful, and we will in the end get the greatest of all rewards, which is eternal life!
A seed in order to give fruit will undergo a process if taken care of properly: first its a seed, them it will grow leaves, increase in size, color, texture, etc. These are all signs of blessings and of the beautiful fruit that it will become, but it will depend on the type of seed and the care it was given.
The cultivation process is hard, and most often time consuming. It requires many hours under the sun and care under tough weather conditions (outside forces). If it were as simple as throwing the seed to the ground and waiting for it to grow, then the farmers will not have the marks on their body from the hard work. And that’s the planting process of each “seed”; it will not develop and bear fruit from one hour to the next. It requires commitment, dedication and perseverance.
Nothing grows and bears fruit within us, without our participation. Therefore, whoever sows must be careful and also whoever reaps because we will not only give account of what we transmit, but also what we harbor inside, which will either become fruits of repentance or destruction in eternal life.