Garbage In, Garbage Out

…What a person plants, he will harvest…

I went back to work today after taking a five-day extended weekend. That in itself was enough to make it a bad day. But then added to the ‘returning from vacation’ situation I also had my boss in town for my six month review. Which made it a miserable day. Suffice it to say it did not go anywhere near as well as I had hoped. So the rest of the day I was pretty disgruntled.
Then at the close of the day my accountability partner called and insisted that I join him at AxP tonight. I’ve been wanting to go back to AxP for a long time, but tonight I really wasn’t “in the mood”. But I knew I’d just get harrassed if I didn’t go, so I showed up and I’m glad I did. No matter what my mood, my soul always longs to worship. One of the songs that we sang was Blessed Be Your Name, a song which has meant a great deal to me since Lisa died. It was a much-needed reminder tonight. When the darkness closes in, Lord Still I will say…Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Scott’s message at AxP was about music – specifically in regards to the “Law of the Harvest”.

Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Galatians 6:7-9

How true this scripture is in my life. I can sit and think about the injustices of this life or I can dwell on the mercies of our Lord. As we IT folks like to say, “Garbage In, Garbage Out”.