My dear child,
Then you must listen to the things I tell you and follow my leading. Embrace my words, plant them deep in your heart and live them.
Let your roots grow down deep into my word until they reach my life-giving water. You will be nourished and won’t fall apart or become stressed during the dry, difficult seasons of your life. Instead, you will stay healthy – you will continue to grow spiritually and produce my kind of success in your life.
If you only follow me for the things I can do for you, you will reap selfishness and sadness. But if you learn to know my heart, you will reap an eternal harvest of joy.
“Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what they plant. Those who plant only for their own benefit will harvest devastation from their selfishness, but those who plant for the benefit of the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.” Galatians 6:7-8 CEB