It seems that every January the Lord begins to show me a direction or a goal He desires to work in my life for that year. Instead of setting New Year’s resolutions, I ask the Lord to help me hear what it is He desires to accomplish in my life, and then submit myself to that by the Lord’s grace. Sometimes what the Lord wants to accomplish in my life is not what I would have chosen, or doesn’t make sense according to human wisdom, but He knows what He is about.
This year the theme seems to be sowing and reaping.
Am I looking to God for a harvest of righteousness in my life in a certain area? In my home, or family? If I want a harvest, then I must first plant the seed which will bear that harvest. Seedtime and harvest is a spiritual as well as a natural law. But what seed are we actually sowing? Is it fruit seeds, or weed seeds?
The Lord is saying to me this year, pay attention to the seed which you daily sow with your words and actions. What am I sowing into my own heart, mind, and body; and what am I sowing into the hearts and minds of my family? If there is a weed of a negative habit or problem area in a relationship, it is because that weed seed was first sown. It is not enough to pull weeds out of my life, or my home and family; I must also not sow weed seeds, LOL. If we want a harvest of righteousness, of blessing, of edification, of the fruit of the Spirit in our homes, then those are the seeds we must first sow. In that way we women build our houses, instead of plucking them down with our own hands by the weed seeds we sow with our words and actions.