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“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sow to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up.”

– Galatians 6:7-9 {ESV}

An apple seed will only grow up to be an apple tree that bears apples. You can’t expect to find oranges growing on that tree. Similarly, when we sow good deeds in life, we can be assured, that good deeds will continue to grow. We can’t stop doing/sowing good deeds when the storms of life knock us down – we have to get up and continue doing what we know is right…not just what is easy, fun and comfortable! Even the pruning of a tree brings forth more and better fruit…but not THIS season…the next. So when you do something kind and good, and it’s not accepted or welcomed in the way you’d hoped it would be, don’t become disappointed. Watch for how it will blossom if we continue caring for others.

Let’s pray that we not tire out or become weary in doing good to and for others. The only One who needs to see it for it to be worthwhile is God. Our job is to persevere. If He is pleased, we have sown well and He will bless it.


 ~ Resource of the Day ~

Grace Based Parenting


This is Day 12 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

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Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Joe and Cindi have been married since 1979, live in Cleveland, OH, have 3 grown children (one with special needs), grandchildren, and enjoy speaking and writing together on topics related to marriage and family (FAMILYLIFE’S “WEEKEND TO REMEMBER Get-A-Ways” as well as for organizations pertaining to special needs), leadership, and time/life management. Joe has practiced dentistry since 1978; Cindi enjoys writing (books, blogs, articles, etc.), speaking, radio, and social media. Together they have written articles and blogs for Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, and here at FamilyMatters, and authored UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: When Special Needs Change our Course. They’d love to connect with you at: or



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