Monday, 9 June 2014

Today Reminder – 09 June 2014 (Day 06 – Stand up)



A reminder for today
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. (Psalm 126:5-6)

The last few days brought really cold weather as a cold front moved in over South Africa. The days were really chilly and staying indoors seemed as the best option. The cold moves in but leaves eventually. It seems terrible at first but it is also needed. What bothered me are all those people living on the streets and I prayed that they would find warm shelter and I wondered if there is more we could do. When you are not the one out there on the street, you will surely not understand. Just as the cold sweeps in as the weather changes, life changes too.

Life brings cold fronts into our lives leaving us with tears as we watch the destruction that is left behind. The Lord tells us today that when we plant our seed with tears we will harvest with joy. This means that when you stand up today and do the things that are hard and difficult and those things that you do not want to do, you will harvest huge blessings. Here are a few examples of those things that could change your life: When we give to the needy when it is hard we will show our own faith and change a heart, when we are angry and we forgive, when we are wrong and we change, when we do great things not for our own glory, when we give another chance, when we stand up, when we do our work, when we play with our children, when we spend time talking and not watching television, when we read instead of sleeping, when we worship alone, when we pray when we are tired, when we run when it is cold, when we accept help, when give help, when we understand, when we go to church, when we listen, when we talk, when we share, when we trust, when we love unconditionally and when we accept Jesus and follow His ways.

When you stand up today, be prepared to return with a harvest.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus

Cheers