My Majestic Mind

My Majestic Mind

My Majestic Mind – Part IV

(Key Text – Ephesians 4:23 – "And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;" )

Part II – Decisions Lead To
Destiny; Feelings Lead To Fainting

Galatians 6th
Chapter:  9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due
season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore
opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of
faith.

Last week we discussed
spiritual fainting.  This is when you lose
hope during your trial and tribulation.   The
reason people spiritually faint is because they rely more on feelings (facts) than on the
truth (promises) of God.  This week we
continue discussing fainting as we look to see how our feelings lead us to faint.

Spiritual fainting comes
whenever your spiritman begins to weaken.  You
will know this is happening simply because your physical man will profess it.  In other words, you will begin to say, “I am
tired of putting up with _____” or “I am sick of _____.”  If we look deeper into these statements we will
see that we are actually calling fainting upon ourselves.
 
Instead of these statements, we should be saying, “I am more than a
conqueror through Christ” or “I can speak to this mountain and it will be cast
into the sea.”  But when we proclaim
spiritual sickness and fatigue we are left with only one option:  fainting.

To combat this, we need to condition our spiritman to
face adversity.  Here’s an example.  There were two farmers, each with the same amount
of land and equipment.  However, one farmer
was more experienced than the other.  The
experienced farmer had seen the harshest winters and the most brutal summers.  The other farmer was “new” at the
farming game.  Now if the weather service
tells them both, “We are in for the harshest winter in 50 years,” who do you
think will fare the best?  The experienced farmer because he is better
conditioned/prepared to face the adversity. 

So what made the experienced farmer so capable of
getting through his trials and tribulations?  I
would say three things: (1) expectation of a harvest (2) knowledge that he can make it
through the adversity and (3) the decision to get a harvest.  I know that there were many days the farmer
didn’t feel like getting up.  On several
occasions he could have said, “Yep… I’ll do it tomorrow.”   Instead, he wanted a harvest, he needed a
harvest, and he knew that it was up to him to get a harvest.   His friends were not going to sow those seeds for
him.  His harvest was in his own hands.  And through the adversity, through the pain,
through the barren summers and desolate winters he knew that no matter what, he had to put
seed into the ground for his harvest to come.   But
it wasn’t over.  He also had to maintain
what he had planted.  He couldn’t give up
after the seed was in the ground.   He had to
keep his faith that his harvest would surely come.

Now the question we have for you today is, “What
type of harvest are you expecting?” and “What type of seed are you
planting?”  I know that we all want that
bumper crop to come in where we are bringing in the sheaves.  However, let’s really go back and look at
some of the seeds we’ve planted.  Or
better yet, let’s ask ourselves, “If I received a harvest today, what type of
harvest would it be?   Have I sown seeds of
malice or love, envy or peace, goodness or spitefulness, mercy or revenge?”   Our text advises us not to grow weary from
doing well (what God wants us to do) because we most definitely (NOT MIGHT, but MOST
DEFINITELY) will reap a harvest on our good seed.  

So when should we sow these good seeds?  Well, our scripture tells us to take advantage of
the opportunity to get a harvest.  If we pay
close attention to the 10th it states, “As we have therefore opportunity,
let us do good unto all men.”   In
other words, God gives us a chance to have a continual harvest if we continually sow.  Therefore, we should take advantage of the
opportunity to sow the seeds.  And if you
don’t know this you had better learn it:  opportunity
doesn’t always come when you feel like moving on it, but it is always there. 

The time has come for us to make the Godly decision to reap and sow for the kingdom of
God.  We especially need to do more sowing
WITHIN the kingdom.  The end of the 10th
verse tells us that we need to really apply sowing the good seeds to those who are of the
household of faith.  Instead of talking about
them when they are down, pray for their restoration.
 
Whenever you see your brothers or sisters overwhelmed, tell them that God
loves them and that you do too.  I am sure
that you will reap an instantaneous harvest for such a seed.  Hebrews 6:10 states, “[f]or God is not
unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name,
in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”  I know that God will not forget your good decision
(seed), especially when it comes to keeping His kingdom running efficiently.  So make a quality decision to go into the fields
and sow into the kingdom continually so that you will have a bountiful harvest
continually!