August 27, 2017

What you sow, you will reap

By Pastor Olalekan John Banjo

On the 17th of May, 2017, I was taking my bath when the Holy Spirit ministered to me on this transfer. I also  visited a veteran Minister of God  who told me (prophetically) that  I would be transferred to Bariga Assembly, meaning that the transfer  is God ordained.

There are some decisions that are very hard to take in life. Decision taking might be very tasking and risky but, whatever it is, having in mind that positive influence on people around  is very imported.

The process involved in planting a crop and harvesting  is long and demanding. It  obviously takes  time to reap but the after-math of the rigorous exercise is profitable. Also, it is by faith that a farmer plants his crops  keep  it under the ground, hoping to reap bountifully  in return and in due time. Eccl.11:1 & 6.

Ministers and members are enjoined not to cease to invest/ sow their seeds because, in due time, they will reap.

Be determined to sow good seeds because whosoever sows corrupt seeds will reap likewise.

Everybody has  a seed to sow, everybody has a responsibility and obligation to impact people’s lives and, of course, positively.

Behaviours, actions, words, thoughts and replies to people are seed sown directly and indirectly into the lives of people, far and near. When you go out in the morning, you are to sow a seed, by telling about Christ to all and sundry and care not what back-bitters say.

Look not at what happens and listen not to what people say to discourage you from sowing that good that is expected of you by your savior, Jesus Christ.

Do not be overcome  by evil, instead, overcome every evil with good.

Remember the story of Cain and Abel. Cain got so envious of Abel’s good seed which he sowed in his giving to God. Cain killed his brother Abel, but got a punishment for what he did, which he affirmed even to be too much for his iniquity.

If we are given a task and time for it, we should not hesitate to  do it  at the right time. Philippians 2:25, Paul witnessed a man named Epaphroditus as a brother, fellow servant in Christ Jesus, so humble, loving, a risk taker who sowed his seed in goodness.

Which seed have you sown? Which are you sowing? But be conscious and cautious of the one you intend to sow. Decide to sow the best of your seeds because, you will reap it, even in multiple folds.

Let people see God in you and, because of you, decide to come to church;  even those who were members  but left should because of you come back to  church. At all times, decide, be willing and be ready to sow nothing less than a good seed that will tell of your father in heaven. Tell the good news, share tracts, give godly counsel  and live accordingly. Hosea 10:12. It is time to seek the Lord by attending all prayer meetings and at the right time because you know not which of the seeds sown will yield.

PRAYER: God, help me to sow my best seed at all times.

Pastor Banjo is of The Gospel  Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Bariga Assembly, 9, Ajenipa Street, Ladi-Lak, Bariga, Lagos.