The law of sowing and reaping

By Dave Henning / October 3, 2016

‘ . . . you cannot break the law of sowing and reaping.  It will make you or break you.”- Mark Batterson

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people.”- Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)

Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 3 of Chase the Lion by observing that inciting incidents come in all shapes, sizes, and colors- bold and brash, subtle and gentle.  Yet, Pastor Batterson emphasizes, never underestimate the power of one act of kindness.

For example, at the age of fifteen, the Nazis sent Gerda Weissman to a concentration camp.  Her mother went to a death camp.  One day Ilse, a childhood friend, found one raspberry in the camp.  She carried it in her pocket all day.  That evening she placed the raspberry on a leaf and presented it to Gerda.

Years later, Gerda wrote: “Imagine a world in which your entire possession is one raspberry, and you give it to a friend.”  Similarly, Mark notes, big dreams often begin with such small acts of kindness.  While it’s powerful when we receive such kindness, it’s even more wonderful to be on the receiving end.

Therefore, to tell a better story with your life, identify the inciting incidents in your past- your backstory.  That, in turn, enables you to start creating incidents with intentionality- the rest of the story.

In conclusion, Mark writes:

“God wants to write His story through your life.  And if you give Him complete control, He’ll write an epic.  Of course, it’ll involve some epic conflict.  But the God who began a good work in you will carry it to completion . . .”

Today’s question: How has the law of sowing and reaping played out in your life?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “When the door opens”

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