Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sowing and Reaping

I have a love/hate relationship with the computer.

The computer is not inherently bad. It is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with friends and family! BUT, it very often distracts from relationships at home—spouse and children—the most important ones. After the kids go to bed, I confess we often fall into the bad habit of heading for the computer instead of spending time together... which really isn't much different than the channel surfing we tend to look down upon. Doesn't do much for relationship-building, I can tell you that!

This is where I see the "sowing and reaping" principle, as written in Galatians 6:7—for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap (NASB). Therefore, as it pertains to a person's marriage or children, my conclusion is this: if you sow sparingly, you will reap sparingly. If you sow generously, you will reap generously.

My exhortation (to myself and anyone else who's listening): INVEST! Invest in your marriage relationship! Spend time together! Think good thoughts of one another! Do kind things for each other! And invest your life into your children... your interest, your time, your heart! I can't think of anything more worthy of investing ourselves in than relationships—the soul is the only thing that lasts for all eternity!


Irritable Mother said...!!!

Gonna go do a little sowing.

Irritable Mother said...

Asked my kids if they wanted to play a game. But they had just started a movie. I sat down to watch it with them, and Joshua asked me to rub his (sticky/sweaty) feet.
What could I say?
Not exactly how I thought I'd be spending the next 30 minutes...
But worth it! *grin*

Sara K. said...

Karen ~ I love it! It's a lot like your recent post about God's plans vs. our idea of how things should work out. BIG GRIN! :)