You will reap whatever you sow. Gal. 6:7
Flesh gives birth to flesh, and the spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:6
What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. I Cor. 15:36
He must become greater and greater, and I become less and less. John 3:30
Robin and I planted a small snowball bush in front of some ugly telephone boxes in our side yard. Mary Stephens promised us that within a year this bush would cover these boxes from sight. Correct, she was. They became so overgrown after 3 years that I couldn’t rake the leaves out from under them. So today, I got out my pruners and went to work and cut all the low branches away, exposing the bare ground to sun where grass use to be. I then furrowed the ground and planted some shade grass under the bush.
In April, I do not expect to find barley, hay, or alfalfa, but grass to be growing. The Bible says that you will reap what you sow. Flesh gives birth to flesh, and spirit gives birth to spirit. What does this really mean? I call this the universal switch. We throw the switch from death to life simple by planting the seeds of belief in the life giver. The children of God are born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. We make a switch from living our own agenda to living for God. We allow God to have His way with us. John the Baptist summed this up with the words, “He must become greater and greater, and I become less and less.” As long as we allow our flesh (our desires to live for self) to give birth to more flesh, then we lose the universal switch. When we allow our spirit (our desires to live for the Spirit) to give birth to more spirit, then we have died to self. It seems to me that you are either growing closer to God each day, or further away. You cannot stay in the same place.
What are you planting in your spiritual garden? Is it time to do some spiritual pruning in order for the sonshine to allow those spiritual seeds to grow? What are you fasting from, that allows the Spirit to give birth to the Spirit?