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From the September 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

You sow seeds into a field,
Seeds of obedience to God's laws—or obedience to the flesh.
Seeds are the kernels of desire.
First a motive, then its likeness manifest.
"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Gal. 6:7.

You cannot reap where you do not sow,
And you cannot reap what you do not sow.
Another's field may beckon you, "Come harvest here."
But if you do not sow it, its fruits are not yours to harvest.

Are you not gathering the fruits of your labor?
Do you not realize your field is now bearing?
Seeds sown with pure motive and firm resolve must show forth equal
amount of good. The promise stands: what you sow, you shall reap.
Go in and harvest it!

In Truth-sown field nothing can be barren.
We stand guard that nothing enter, steal away, or choke
the seedlings tended with bold expectancy.
Then we recognize what is rightly ours—God's revealed glory in our lives.

So we plant the seed of obedience to His Word;
We water with the humble stream of genuine gratitude.
The Father gives the increase.

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