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Sowing and Reaping – January 25 Devotions

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Sowing and reaping. One of those life principles that applies in many ways, in many areas of life. Whether we sow good or bad things, we will reap the same. We should strive to sow good things into the lives of others, regardless of how they treat us, in order to reap good things in our own lives. For instance, sow kindness to reap kindness, or sow patience to reap understanding when we’re in a difficult situation requiring patience on the behalf of someone else.

 

 

 

 

Here are some devotional thoughts for this last Monday in January (can you believe it?)

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Sowing and reaping applies not only

to the agricultural and financial realms,

but also to the mental realm.

We can sow and reap

an attitude as well as a crop or an investment.

Many times we are reaping in our lives

what we have previously sown

into the life of another.

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You

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My reflections:

This devotional is thought-provoking, because there’s always cause and effect/sowing and reaping/”karma” going on in the world. It’s certainly difficult to choose to sow nice things for someone who is unkind to us, yet the alternative is if we sow bad things, we will reap bad things. Another quote I read emphasized that when something happens, we might need to ask ourselves if the other person is sowing or if we’re reaping something we have already sown, for good or bad.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you believe in the sowing and reaping principle? Can you think of examples in your life when you reaped something either good or bad, and you know why it turned out that way?

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Our little Thor checking out the back of a quilt I made.
Our little Thor checking out the back of a quilt I made.

27 Comments

  1. Leslie

    This is great. I do belive in it too. I can’t think of any examples right off the top of my head, as my brain had stopped working for the evening.
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    25 . Jan . 2016
  2. Mardene Carr

    Something to think about as we deal with each other on a daily basis.
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    25 . Jan . 2016
  3. Mubeen

    Well said 🙂
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    25 . Jan . 2016
  4. tara pittman

    I do believe in sowing and reaping. If you sow good tings then you will reap good things.
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    25 . Jan . 2016
  5. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    I believe in putting good out in to the world. Reaping and sowing is basically good/bad karma.

    26 . Jan . 2016
  6. Elizabeth O.

    A little act of kindness goes a long way, definitely. It’s something that we should try to do at least once or twice everyday, regardless.

    26 . Jan . 2016
  7. Salma

    Such a lovely quote! And I’m not at 100% right now, but I do think there is something behind reap and sow
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    26 . Jan . 2016
  8. Ana De- Jesus

    What a lovely quote, it is a great idea to plant a seed of hope and sow the seeds of success.
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    26 . Jan . 2016
  9. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I absolutely believe that we reap what we sew. I have seen it happen too many times in my life not to believe.

    26 . Jan . 2016
  10. Ron Leyba

    Really thought provoking. thanks for sharing this though. Love it.

    26 . Jan . 2016
  11. Susan Marot

    I love sewing seeds without expectation. Then if you do get a result from them, it is a lovely surprise!
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    26 . Jan . 2016
  12. Alana

    I believe in the principal of sowing and reaping. I saw it in action several times last summer (in a good way), during a stressful time for us and another family member.
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    26 . Jan . 2016
  13. Maddie

    I love this! Thor is so cute!

    26 . Jan . 2016
  14. Michelle

    I believe that we plant seeds with our actions and have to face the consequences good or bad. I didn’t do my math homework in high school and therefore reaped the bad grade that I planted with my actions
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    26 . Jan . 2016
  15. Dogvills

    Yes, I believe in this. I always try to be good to others and show acts of kindness whenever I can.
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    26 . Jan . 2016
  16. Criz

    Very well said! But sometimes, other reap what they didn’t sow 😉

    27 . Jan . 2016
  17. Victoria

    I definitely believe in karma. What ever you put out in the world is what you will get back.
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    27 . Jan . 2016
  18. Rosey

    I believe it’s true too. Sometimes you don’t see what you’ve sown, but if you’re kind, you’re sowing. 🙂

    27 . Jan . 2016
  19. Eileen Kelly

    I am a true believer in Karma! Be kind to others as they say, we reap what we sow!
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    27 . Jan . 2016
  20. Ana

    I am a Karma believer so I couldn’t agree more with you! thanks for such a good post!

    27 . Jan . 2016
  21. CourtneyLynne

    I do believe this! I have seen this a lot in life!

    27 . Jan . 2016
  22. Amy

    Everything comes back after you! Either good or bad things, whatever you do you will get it back one way or the other
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    27 . Jan . 2016
  23. gingermommyrants

    I believe you get back what you put out into the universe. I try to be thoughtful and kind. A good mood can be contagious. You can change someones whole day with a smile.
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    27 . Jan . 2016
  24. Jennifer Dawn

    Yes, I do believe that we reap what we sow.

    29 . Jan . 2016
  25. Life as a Convert

    I can think of a lot of examples where I have reaped who I sowed. Some were good and some not so good. The bad ones were definitely learning experiences.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  26. sacha

    reaping and sowing what life is all about
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    30 . Jan . 2016
  27. Maria Hass

    Sorry I’m late in reading, but I have definitely been praying about this recently. God has been challenging me to start sowing positive seeds, specially when it comes to my hope. I panic a lot about the future, and I’m learning to turn my speech around so that my thoughts/emotions/attitudes are faith filled instead of full of despair. Thank you so much for sharing! And Thor is adorable!
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    31 . Jan . 2016

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