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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Harvest of a Life Well Lived

"He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Galatians 6:8)

We have but to submit to [the Holy Spirit] to gain from [Him] an everlasting reward. Deeds done in the Spirit, in obedience to Christ and with the purpose of bringing honor to the Triune God, are seeds of endless blessedness.

The first gift of life is not by works, but by faith in the work of a sufficient Redeemer; but after the miracle of the new birth has been accomplished, the Christian to a large extent carries his future in his hands. If he denies himself and takes up his cross in meek obedience, his deeds will become deeds of life and everlasting glory.

He may forget his deeds of love or think them small and useless, but God is not unmindful. He never forgets.

The sweet harvest of a life well lived will be there to meet the sower after his toil is ended and the heat of the day is past.

If you would constantly enjoy God's approving smile, let Him see a spirit of single-hearted devotion to Jesus and uncompromising and unqualified obedience to His Will.

~A. W. Tozer~

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