What do you do For God to bless you?
Most of us Christians, seek God for one purpose only: blessings. But what have you done for God to remember you? Or bless you? Is God rewarding you for something you did for his Kingdom? Let’s look at the matter in more depth.
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’
We are often seeking for blessings first when we come to Church; we are looking for a miracle which is not a bad thing. As children of God, we must be blessed. But have you wondered why there is something you need in your life that is not coming through? The response is because we often do not give ourselves to God and do his work with joy in our heart. God’s blessings are not the lottery. God knows why he’s giving you those blessings.
Nowadays, we are in a ‘reaping’ age, Children of God only pray for miracles but not about their souls. Christians do not want to suffer to get the reward. Some Christians prefer to follow a man to hear what he has to say to them rather than our God.
I have another question. How do you have the harvest? You have harvest because you did sow your seed on the ground and you watered it to make it grow. You see the labourer in the field when he sow his corn seeds or wheat seed or anything. He knows that in that particular season, he will reap, but in between, he will take care of his seeds, he will water it so it won’t go dry; make sure his plant is protected against insects that might devour it.
36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
This is how it should be in our lives. We must give ourselves to God and his service, grow our faith, and nurture our Spirit with the world of God. There is no big or small work to the eyes of God, we are all part of the body of Christ and complete each other. You might not be a preacher or a worship leader but you might help the church to stay clean or bring just flowers to decorate your Church, intercede for others and not only for you. You must rejoice when you sow because you will rejoice even more when you will reap your blessings.
Between the time you sow your seed and reaping for harvest, the devil will also come to break down your venture. Be strong in that moment, the devil knows that if you succeed in your plan, you will go to another level spiritually and even in your life.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because[c] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
The devil knows that he cannot leave you be in peace for better things are coming for you as you trust and serve the Lord our God. As mentioned earlier, the labourer makes sure his plants will grow for him to reap and eat. Take care of your souls, water it, and make it grow, be strong for you to resist the devil and for you to not be carried away and finally miss out on your blessings. God watches all of us, he is wondering, why should I give you what you need when you do not have faith in me or trust me fully with your heart and soul? When I will give you those things, will you carry on worshipping me? will you carry on doing what you were doing for me? We cannot play with God; He knows the one with a true heart and those who are pretending. When you are pretending, nothing will happen, it’s empty.
7“They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud;
It shall never produce meal. If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up.
Do not sow the wind, my brethren, you will not reap, you will bring dryness in your spirit and also in your life. The devil loves dry land to do his work. If you are filled with God spirit, he will fight you but he will never win. If you sow the wind, the devil will come to dry you up even more. Be vigilant.
Pray and ask God what he wants you to do for him so he can bless you, even more, do not be dry, nurture your spirit with the world of God and work in his field for ‘…Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!’
Blessings are already there for us! Work, work, work and keep reaping!
Claire B. Donzet