“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 NLT)
How many times have you heard it said or even said yourself, “I’m in my feelings today or I’m just in my feelings right now?” The fact of the matter is, getting in or being ruled by our feelings is easy to do if we are not careful. The enemy desires to get and to keep us trapped and held hostage to our feelings. However, God has called us to live our lives by faith in Him.
In keeping with the context of our scripture for today, farmers do not always feel like going out to till the ground, plant seeds or pull weeds. There may be days when they are tired or discouraged and would rather sleep in and relax for the day, but he gets up and does it anyway – in faith that he will be rewarded for his work. When the time comes, he joyfully reaps the benefit of the harvest.
We are not always going to feel like doing the right thing, but remember the farmer and do it anyway. You may not always feel like being nice to your mate…do it anyway. You may not feel like paying your spouse a compliment…do it anyway. You may not feel like fasting and praying for your marriage…do it anyway. You may not be walking in our purpose because we are fearful of failure, rejection or criticism…DO IT SCARED!
Know that God will bless your acts of faith. Living by faith means that we do the things that we are called to do regardless of how we may be feeling. God has promised to bless our acts of faith. The key is being intentional about acting on faith. We have to do the work that we have been called to do…for faith without works is dead.
Peace & Blessings,
Brent & Angel