Monday, February 6, 2012
What You Sow is What You’ll Reap!
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9 KJV)
“Be careful what you sow because you’ll get a harvest of your seed!” Those were some of the power packed words that were uttered by Pastor Ronald Taylor of Faith Tabernacle Church – Basseterre – St. Kitts.
The first time I heard this fine preacher preach, he commanded my attention and was successful in injecting a HOPE WORD into my spirit. It was at the Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, St. Pauls, St. Kitts years ago. I was a little boy then attending a Youth Retreat organized by the three sister Baptist Churches on the island.
Interestingly enough, I had the privilege of hearing him again just yesterday. I like his style of preaching. He mixed Words of Hope with Words of Warning. Dare 2 Be Different International makes no reserves in highly recommending him to our worldwide readership and network of ministries to preach at revivals or crusades around the world.
He was BOLD. He wasn’t fearful in declaring thus saith the Lord. He was funny and exiting too. He was short and didn’t stray from his title. We all got the WORD.
“In a special period of time, you will receive what is yours!” he declared from the pulpit.
While Pastor Taylor got his listeners excited about the HOPE that was ready for them ahead in their season, he constantly and boldly cautioned them to “LIVE RIGHT and DO GOOD!”
It would be impossible to try and tell you all that the Man of God shared in one devotional. I actually got twenty eight different inspirational topics to write about some time in the future from his single sermon.
Permit me though, to shed some light on a few key pointers.
As Pastor Taylor proposed that our due season was here and we ought to reap, he cautioned his listeners to look out for what they were about to reap. Why? “Only what you sow, you can reap.” He said.
He warned against persons who were constantly sowing ‘badness,’ and were expecting good results. The Pastor encouraged persons to sow good seeds of RIGHT LIVING and ministry that honours God in order to reap the gifts of success and prosperity that God had in store.
He reminded his listeners that God doesn’t wear pajamas and he is looking at everything we are doing. Everything we are sowing. He encouraged those who were doing GOOD and working for the kingdom to continue. Pastor Taylor also beckoned those who were relaxing while work was there to do, to get busy and not be weary in doing good.
Through his use of properly defined words from the Miriam Webster’s Dictionary and quotations from great stalwarts, I could see that he had studied well before he took the microphone. I am a very, very harsh critic and tend to look at EVERYTHING.
Pastor Taylor spoke of a famous quotation used by Sir Winston Churchill as he cautioned his listeners to not get weary as the Apostle Paul recommended in Galatians 6:9.
He quoted Churchill as saying, “Never, never, never, never give up.” So too did Pastor Taylor challenge his listeners to continue to fight the good fight of faith and sow GOOD seeds if they wanted to reap a GOOD HARVEST.
Friend – What kind of seeds are you sowing? If you look forward to a great HOPE and a great FUTURE, sow GOOD SEEDS, DO GOOD and get your rewards and blessings.
Sow bad seeds of corruption and you’ll get a harvest of trouble. Pastor Taylor reminded us, and may I remind you, that since God is a merciful God, he always gives us time to REPENT and Say Sorry for any bad seeds we’ve sown. Shall we – together – REPENT?
You have your chance. Repent now and ever cling to the Hope that lies Ahead!