We Reap What We Sow

Monday, July 29th, 2013 @ 6:29PM

July 29, 2013

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

This bible verse represents so many things: hope, the importance of faith and God’s grace, the value of hard work, and its essential ingredient, and influence, to the foundation and success of our Republic – our free enterprise system.

How can one dream and aspire without God’s whisper of inspiration? How can one endure failing at that attempt without God’s grace? How can one try again and again to achieve that dream without God’s beckoning and strength?

If we persevere, and if our mission is worthy and good, with God’s guidance, we will reap a harvest – eventually. If we have faith then we will accept whatever reality that harvest becomes – which may not be the one we first envisioned but, with God on our team, it is always better than what we could’ve ever imagined.

These are the principles upon which our founding fathers built our Republic. These are the principles of free men. It’s when government becomes God that we are limited – by the very limited, fallible, egocentric, sinful nature of men. This is why God is an essential element to freedom. Men constrain, hence government constrains, simply because it consists of mortal men. Who would you rather have on your side – God or government?

Post your thoughts for my radio show today. Tune in today – afternoon drive time 5-7pm on iHeart KPRC or XM244 or, if in Houston, KPRC AM950.

May God bless your day and guide you to your harvest!

Joyfully,

Janine Turner

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12 Comments to "We Reap What We Sow" add comment
Craig Daliessio
July 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Very happy to see this new addition to your site! Thanks for that stand you take.

André Vincent Kazanjian
July 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Dear Janine,

I love the inspirational words. Thanks for writing them. I will listen to your radion show online since I am in West Palm Beach, Florida,

Sincerely,

André, 7/29/2013, Monday, 3:15 pm, EST

Oletta Branstiter
July 29, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Oh, I certainly hope we reap what we sow! Last year, after keeping the students updated on election coverage, I realized that our kids need proper civics education. So, during this school year, and every other year thereafter (God willing) I will be presenting Our Nation’s Foundations in the school library. I plan to purchase of copy of your daughter’s book, “Our Constitution Rocks!” to catalog for our library, as well as displaying all the books about the American Revolution I can find. I’ll have 3 interactive bulletin boards, teaching the foundations of our Republic, lessons from the Revolution, and Patriotic Heroes highlighted under a giant Tree of Liberty on one wall. I’m inspired to teach it and I hope my students are inspired to learn it – before its too late. Thank you for your commitment to this cause!

DAVID JACQUET
July 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

WONDERFUL THOUGHTS.
NOTE: THERE IS A WORD ERROR IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH USING IMMORTAL INSTEAD OF MORTAL I BELIVE.

THANKS FOR THE BLOG!

Daniel Merle
July 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm

If you chase God and his blessing will chase you!

Robert Trumbature
July 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

If you ever wonder where God went, look behind you. He always has you back!

Craig Daliessio
July 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Janine,
I didn’t have a lot of time to comment yesterday but this morning I wanted to make sure I offered some thoughts on this post.
You are right…without God, I don’t know how one finds the inspiration to dream, and the resilience to dream again after those dreams crash and burn and seem impossible to achieve.
The last five years have brought devastation into my world like I’ve never known. I went from a successful mortgage broker to a homeless dad. I made the decision to remain in my daughter’s world (her mom and I divorced in 1999. She remarried while I did not) and the consequence of that decision was that I had to live as a homeless man for that long desert journey. I questioned God almost daily. How could He permit this? Why was He permitting this?
I would like to say that I never once shook my fist at Heaven or questioned His plan but that would be a lie. He took His time rebuilding my life but He was not stingy with His Grace while I struggled. In the last 5 years while homeless I also returned to school and completed my degree, graduating from Liberty University in May 2012 (a mere 28 years after my freshman year as a hockey player at LU) I wrote three books, and two blogs. And I have been accepted in Seminary and begin those studies in October (also at LU)
My daughter has watched as I resolved to always be her dad in the face of great difficulty. She sees the depth of my love for her. God has permitted me to dream again. I have sown resilience and determination…I have the hope and promise of a crop of blessing in God’s time. I comfort myself in that promise daily.
Thank you for this reminder.
Craig

Stephanie Herman
July 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Could not agree more, Janine: government constraints on what should be free markets are downright evil, causing poverty for some and privilege for others. I love that you have a constitutional guide for kids; am doing the same thing regarding free-market economics for kids (Cost Benefit Jr.). We’ll win this fight. :)

Dennis Bell
July 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Hi Janine

I don’t doubt your earnestness for a minute, but it is quite possible to be committed to freedom without relying on religious inspiration. If you want a calm, evenhanded treatment of the issue, I can recommend Dr. Jonathan Miller’s “A Rough History of Disbelief”, which is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVsb0lxv_Kg. Let your fans know when you’re going to be in front of a camera again.

mike milligan
August 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Reminding Americans of the principles that our founding fathers and other great Americans have instilled in us is exactly what I am trying to do with Remind-America.com. I believe we have to get these principles into the everyday conversation again. What better way than showing the world one of the principles to ponder while they sit in traffic behind you. Put a Remind-America sticker on your car and inspire people to discuss and think about that principle during the day.

In the days of our founding fathers the entire community talk about these ideas at the church, at the local pub, on the corner at the market. Today we are afraid to discuss them, but having one on your car is a way to put the idea out there, without a confrontation.

May God continue to Bless America.
PS – read The Covenant by Timothy Ballard – as Janine says – God created our free republic so that man could look directly to God, not to the government.

James Donnelly
August 18, 2013 at 6:55 am

Janine, is there any chance your show will be broadcast in the San Antonio area? I;ve enjoyed listening to your upbeat conservative comments over the past couple of years on FOX, but have not seen you in many months. Thanks. Jim

Janine Turner
August 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

Howdy Jim! Thank you for writing! Starting the 1st week in September, my show will be available nationally “on demand” from iHeart. Listen on your computer or download the iHeart app on your phone, from your phone’s “App Center.” Watch my website, Twitter @janineturner and my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/janineturnerfanpage for details. I was recently on Hannity! Watch my twitter and Facebook page for announcements of future television appearances!

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