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The seed in the soil (Jeremiah 17:10)

“I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.”

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What we sow is what we reap.

During elementary and high school, I had experienced having a vegetable plot of my own. We were required before to dig the soil, make a soil mount about 3-5 meters long, plant seeds and maintain the plantation until we could reap a harvest. Never did I experience harvesting garlic when I planted onion seeds.

Upon reading success motivation by Charles Capps, I’ve learned that the heart is the soil which produces whatever you plant in it. The seeds we plant in it are the words we utter or think and the sower is, of course, we. If this is the case, the seeds we sow in our hearts has something to do with the fruits we are going to harvest later. Whatever we speak will produce after its kind.

God looks at the heart. If he wills, He can or He will give you the desires of your heart. If you plant and speak negatively to the soil, most probably we know by now what we shall reap. The soil was not designed to decide what should be produced. God designed it to react to the demands of the seed that is placed and to bring forth an exact duplication of its kind.

The formula then to attain the desires of our heart has been revealed through the sow a seed-reap a harvest principle. If we want to reap good things, we should plant good things by doing nice things to God and fellowmen. If we want blessings, we should speak and proclaim blessings to come our way.

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