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You Can’t Reap What You Don’t Sow

At the beginning of each year, we seek to better ourselves or our lifestyles. From diets and exercise to being more honest, we try to make changes. But what about our relationship with God during this season of resolutions and transformations? Proverbs 20:4 is the best example of what having a relationship with God looks like.

It may seem strange to relate having a relationship with God to planting seeds and harvesting the product, but it couldn’t be more perfect. Planting seeds is the first step to growing anything. Building or growing a relationship with God is the same way; there must be a seed from which it begins.

Planting seeds for a relationship with God is as simple as spending time with Him. God has given us His words in the form of a very large book, the Bible, and that’s how He communicates and teaches. We can take 10 or 15 minutes out of the day to read a few verses and see what God has to say to us. The more time we spend the more we will grow and change because of it. Taking time out of our day to be with God and build a relationship with Him is a step we will never regret. It’s time for change!

Reflect:

  • How much time do you spend building a relationship with God each day? If the amount of time is low, what is one step you can take today to increase your time with Him?
  • Do you have a hard time knowing where to begin when reading your Bible? A reading plan might be a great place to start. Check out our resources page to find Bible reading plans and other resources to help guide your time with Jesus.  

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