Sowing and Reaping

Sowing takes time, consistency and diligence.

It takes time

  • to plant the seeds of faith,
  • to cultivate good habits in our children,
  • to foster a relationship with our children,
  • to build learning on a strong foundation — precept upon precept.

It requires consistency

  • to encourage Bible reading each and every day,
  • to lovingly correct the wrong behavior we see,
  • to show love in action each day,
  • to address each and every glimmer of a lack of understanding before moving on.

It requires diligence

  • to ignore our fears and worries about our child’s future,
  • to not become exasperated with the slowness of change,
  • to love completely and fully without expecting notice or compensation,
  • to carry through to the very end.

But look at the rewards of reaping what we sow!  Lord willing, we will reap children

  • who love the Lord with all of their hearts, minds, and souls.
  • who are magnanimous and act in love toward their neighbor.
  • who rise and call us blessed.
  • who carry a love of learning with them throughout their lives.

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Galatians 6:9

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