Echoes in Life

"Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow! Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit [of God] will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit."1

You've undoubtedly read about the father and son who were hiking in the mountains, but it stands repeating. You may have had the same experience as they had.

As they were walking along the son falls, hurts himself, and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!"

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!"

Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"

He receives the answer: "Who are you?"

Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"

He receives the answer: "Coward!"

He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"

The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"

The voice answers: "I admire you!"

Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"

The voice answers: "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do.

How true this is. Our life is pretty much a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything in all aspects of life-life will give you back everything you have given to it.

Your life is not a coincidence. It is a reflection of you.2

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to always remember that I will reap what I sow, so help me God to sow seeds of love, joy, peace, beauty, kindness, courtesy, and wonder and reap a multiplied harvest of the same. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT).
2. Author Unknown. From the Internet.

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