Many different cultures and belief systems teach that we are responsible for our actions and we ultimately reap what we sow.
The Bible teaches that we are responsible for every event that happens in our lives. There is no coincidence – there is no random event – there is no victim. We attract all of the events in our lives, through the choices we make daily. Many of these circumstances ripple through the sands of time and have no limitations in the Space-Time Continuum.
The explanation for all of the challenging events we face, resides in the way we perceive and treat other beings in our lives. To treat others as unequal and not recognizing our state of oneness, can be the cause of many of the spiritual illnesses, personal chaos and loneliness in our lives.
“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Our thoughts and actions are the source of the entire cycle of cause and effect. Negative emotions like anger, pride, greed and deceit cause the bondage that exists between our actions and our consciousness.
Reaping what you sow is the universal principle of cause and effect – The Universal Law of Return or The Law of the Wheel.
The Law of The Harvest does not reflect punishment or retribution, but is simply an extended expression or consequence of natural acts. The Karmic Return is not fate, for humans act with free will, creating their own destiny.
Our experiences – past, present and future are actively shaped by the effects of our deeds. The only way that lasting change can come into you physical world is through a Spiritual Transformation of the soul – from the realization that you are One with all aspects of Creation.
This life is likened to a field in which our deeds are seeds. We harvest exactly what we sow. No less, and no more. The more we better ourselves on life’s pathways, the more we connect with the Divine Source of Creation, Abundance and Universal Healing.
What you do for another, you do for self, and what you fail to do for another; you fail to do for your Self. You get what you give, so therefore seek to express yourself in the highest order of things by giving what you want in return – treat others with love and kindness.
“Do unto others as you would have it done unto you, because it IS being done unto you! That is the Golden Rule. And now you understand it completely.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
You Reap What You Sow:
The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.
“Leave me alone,” he growled… To his amazement, the woman continued standing. She was smiling — her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows.
“Are you hungry?” she asked. “No,” he answered sarcastically. “I’ve just come from dining with the president. Now go away.”
The woman’s smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm. “What are you doing, lady?” the man asked angrily. “I said to leave me alone.
Just then a policeman came up. “Is there any problem, ma’am?” he asked. “No problem here, officer,” the woman answered. “I’m just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?” The officer scratched his head. “That’s old Jack. He’s been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?”
“See that cafeteria over there?” she asked. “I’m going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for a while.” “Are you crazy, lady?”
The homeless man resisted. “I don’t want to go in there!” Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. “Let me go, officer. I didn’t do anything.”
“This is a good deal for you, Jack,” the officer answered. “Don’t blow it.” Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived.
The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. “What’s going on here, officer?” he asked. “What is all this, is this man in trouble?” “This lady brought this man in here to be fed,” the policeman answered. “Not in here!” the manager replied angrily. “Having a person like that here is bad for business.”
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. “See, lady. I told you so. Now if you’ll let me go. I didn’t want to come here in the first place.”
The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. “Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?” “Of course I am,” the manager answered impatiently. “They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms.”
“And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?” “What business is that of yours?” I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company.”
The woman smiled again. “I thought that might make a difference.” She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a laugh. “Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?”
“No thanks, ma’am,” the officer replied. “I’m on duty.” “Then, perhaps a cup of coffee to go?” she asked. “Yes, ma’am, that would be very nice.”
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel. “I’ll get your coffee for you right away, officer.” The officer watched him walk away. “You certainly put him in his place,” he said. “That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this.”
She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently. “Jack, do you remember me?” Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. “I think so; I mean you do look familiar.”
“I’m a little older perhaps,” she said. “Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here and I came through that very door, cold and hungry.” “Ma’am?” the officer said questioningly. He couldn’t believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.
“I was just out of college,” the woman began. “I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat.”
Jack lit up with a smile. “Now I remember,” he said. “I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”
“I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble. Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right.”
“So you started your own business?” Old Jack said.
“I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business, which with the help of God, prospered.” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. “When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons. He’s the personnel director of my company. I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain he’ll find something for you to do around the office.”
She smiled. “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet. If you ever need anything, my door is always open to you.”
There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?” he asked. “Don’t thank me,” the woman answered. “To God goes the glory. He led me to you.”
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways. “Thank you for all your help, officer,” she said. “On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,” he answered. “Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And – and thank you for the coffee.”
Have a Wonderful Day. May God bless you always and don’t forget that when you “cast your bread upon the waters,” you never know how it will be returned to you. God is so big, He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside of your heart.
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go. Only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly!
The power of one sentence! Cast your bread upon the water and watch God begin to shift things your favor starting today.
What you sow is what you reap.
God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close. Share this with others and God just might open some doors for you.
Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing to others.
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