Monday, January 12, 2009

A Present

Today's Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah is worth sharing. I hope you find it as inspiring as I did this morning.


Why are Isaac Newton's three Laws of Motion (inertia, resultant force, reciprocal action) and his Law of Universal Gravitation (Law of Gravity) called laws? Why is Michael Faraday's Law of Induction (law of electromagnetism) called a law? Because they are universal physical certainties that have never been proved not to govern the situations to which they apply.

Just as there are laws in the physical realm, so there are laws in the spiritual realm. One found in Galatians 6:7 is the universal Law of the Harvest:

". . . for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap."

That spiritual law is based on observations from the first-century world of agriculture: plant a seed and, absent unnatural forces, it will germinate and lead to a harvest. Paul applied that universal law to spiritually-based actions. If we sow a godly action, we will reap a godly blessing. If we sow an ungodly action, we reap godly discipline or judgment. Strangely, people who know the Law of Gravity applies to them feel they are exempt from the effects of God's Harvest Law.

Before you act this week, decide what kind of harvest you want to reap--and sow accordingly. . .
Kung Fu Panda's little turtle guy said something profound as well. And the two go hand in hand. (I hope I get this right.)

"The past is history, the future a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it's called present."

When we're going through a crisis, it's easier (at least for me) to keep in mind what's important. But when things are going along at a normal craziness, I let this line of thinking get pushed aside. Sadly, I need this reminder almost moment by moment.

Let's use the gift of today wisely and sow some godly seeds!

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