“What Jesus Says About Sowing and Reaping”
Galatians 6:7-9 declares, “Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” What does it mean to sow to the Spirit? The larger context of the book of Galatians teaches many ways to sow to the Spirit. Galatians 5:16 states, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”
We sow to the Spirit when we: bear one another's burdens, financially support faithful teachers of the Word, obey the Scripture, express Christ-like attitude, practice self-control, are led by the Spirit, choose to forgive and not harbor resentful feelings, bring our imaginations and thoughts under captivity to Christ Jesus, and when we speak the truth and pay our bills.
In our walk with Christ, we will experience multiple movements of the Spirit. Walking in discernment by the Spirit reveals and teaches us how to wait and hold on a little longer before we make a move. It is listening to the very voice of God, since the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One. It takes time to become disciples of Jesus, sons and daughters of God. Galatians 5:16 says, The Holy Spirit enables us to grow into our calling.