Sunday, October 7, 2012

Simple Truth

As the fall light softens the landscape,
and conjures thoughts of cooler days,
I find my heart drawn back to some
of the simpler truths of life.

In the quietness of the evening, I gave thought
to the harvest.  I love the whole notion of it.
The farmer works, tills the soil, plants the seeds,
and carefully tends the new growth, until at last,
the day of harvest comes, and he gets to
enjoy the bountiful fruit of his labors.

What a wonderful thing.
And hidden in it is a simple truth.

As we sow, so shall we reap.

Galatians 6:7-8

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."

If the farmer had sown the seed, and
left it unattended, or sporadically and haphazardly
cared for it, his harvest would suffer the ill effects
that his lack of care would afford.

So it is with our days...
and our minutes and hours.
What we do with each minute does matter. 
Because the minutes quickly become the day,
and before we know it, the day is gone.

God gives us each new day we have,
and one thing is for sure...
whatever we sow into them...
Sowing into the things of this world, and into
the lust of the flesh and the pride of this life,
will reap nothing that matters in light of eternity,
and often erects a wall between us and God.

Let's sow faith, prayer, kindness, goodness, self control,
patience, joy, love, peace, discipline, a good work ethic,
and believe that the work we have is the work
of the Lord, and do it heartily, as unto Him.
And we shall reap an incredibly bountiful harvest that is
blessed by God!
What could be better?

Have a blessed week,



  1. Wonderful words of Truth! Thank you for sharing. So glad I checked my computer one more time tonight.

    Bless you, sweet friend.

  2. Becky thank you for coming by to visit me. I am going to visit your Timewashed blog too. I just found it through Beach House Living...It caught my attention because it has a similar name as my Seawashed etsy shop. We must be kindred spirits. So glad to have found you!

  3. Such truth Becky-love every word and photo. Sending tons of love your way today.

  4. Such a beatuiful post Becky! Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Words of Wisdom! I am glad I found your blog (Timewashed) and this one too! Thank you for visiting me and sending me the email.

  6. Hello! I am so thankful I came across your blog. I was very blessed to read through your posts and the Scripture you use. I am now your follower and I eagerly look forward to your future posts. Have a wonderful weekend!

    A Sister in Christ,


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