For us to live on mission with God and allow Him to do His work through us means that we must be attentive to how ‘we see life.’ It will help if we can see the whole of life in the context of sowing and reaping… understanding the importance and implications of this Biblical principle in the context of everyday relationships.
Don’t look for substitutes, cramming schemes, and quick-fixes when sharing the gospel.
2. Focus on sowing
Live to contribute, not consume… to invest, not get… to serve, not be served. We are usually too harvest-driven, too focused on reaping.
3. The fruit is the seed
The Spirit’s fruit produced in my life is the seed planted in someone else’s life. The Spirit’s fruit in me grows out of a good root system.
4. The field is not my solitude
The field of others is located a great distance from the solitude and isolation of self-interests. I can’t live for self and others simultaneously. Note: My interests may not be evil within themselves… only if they keep me from my purpose for being on earth as one who worships God.
5. My fulfillment in life will be the sheaves I bring forth with rejoicing
Praise the Lord! It is after we go and sow in tears… that we come and reap with joy, bringing our sheaves with us… those we have influenced to follow Jesus. In this experience, we find fulfillment and the joy of obedience.