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How The Law Of The Farm Can Change YOUR Life

Today, I’d like to share with you the Law of The Farm.

One day, then President Erap was in a cabinet meeting about the poor economy of the Philippines.  One economist said, “Sir, we can’t do anything about it.  It’s the Law of the Supply and Demand.”

President Erap said, “I’m the President of the Philippines.  I will repeal that Law!”  The Cabinet kept quiet, but one brave soul said, “Sir, you cannot repeal the Law of the Supply and Demand.  It’s like the Law of Gravity, sir.”

And President Erap said, “I’m President of the Philippines.  I will also repeal the Law of Gravity!”

Obviously, this story is purely fictional. But it was a joke endorsed by the former President himself when he was campaigning.

In the same way, the Law of the Farm is like the Law of Gravity.  You cannot repeal that Law.  The Law of the Farm governs the entire universe.  Whether you like it or not, it governs your life.

The Law of the Farm is teaching us four important messages…

1. You Reap What You Sow

The Law of the Farm states that if you plant mangoes, you harvest mangoes.  If you plant bananas, you harvest bananas.  And if you plant a lot of mango seeds, you harvest a lot of mango fruits.

         If you mate two dogs, very soon, you’ll have a baby dog.  I’ll be very worried if you’ll mate two dogs and you get a baby cat.

You reap what you sow.  You harvest what you plant.

         This is how life works. This is how the universe works. 

         God rewards you.  And He already wrote down His Rewards Program in every single atom of this universe.  Because of this, the Rewards of God come naturally.

Some people ask me, “But Bo, I was verbally and physically abused by my parents,” or “I was raped as a child,” or “My husband left me for another woman…” These people say, “I didn’t plant those seeds.  But these seeds destroyed my life.” 

I agree. You didn’t plant those seeds. 

But the Law of the Farm governs that too. If you’re not intentional, you end up reaping what other people sowed in your life….

2. If You’re Not Intentional,

You Reap What Others Sow In You

But you don’t have to.

You can live an intentional life.

Don’t let these poisonous plants live long!

Imagine you’re the landowner. In the middle of the night, some bad neighbor threw poisonous seeds on your land. You didn’t know until those poisonous plants started to grow.

But as owner of the land, you have the power to yank those poisonous plants out of the ground. You can uproot them.

If your parents broke up, or if your father abandoned you, or if you were abused, or if you grew up in poverty—you can be intentional and cut the curse of generational sin in your life. How? Starting today, follow Jesus. 

But the opposite is also true: If other people can plant poisonous seeds in your life, other people can also plant perfect seeds—and you’ll be harvesting good fruits that you didn’t plant.

Why can this happen?  Because we have the power to bless and curse each other. 

Sometimes, you wish that God just gave people the power to bless but not the power to curse.  But both go together.  One can’t exist without the other.  If God only gave us the power to bless but not to curse, then we won’t have the capacity to truly love.  Because love cannot be love without true freedom.

If there are bad fruits in your life that you didn’t plant, look deeply into your life, and you’ll find that there are also many amazing, beautiful, and wonderful fruits that you didn’t plant.  Both co-exist.

I’m Harvesting What My Father Planted

Let me give you an example from my life.

Dad was one of the most honest men I have ever known.  In fact, everyone around him knew that.  That was why if he joined any group—whether that be the PTA (Parent Teachers Association), or the PPC (Parish Pastoral Council), or the HA (Homeowners Association), or NAFC (Nora Aunor Fans Club)…   If he joined any group, club, organization, company, just count a few months, and he’ll get elected as Treasurer. Everywhere he went, he’ll become the Treasurer of the group.  (I was just kidding with the Nora Aunor Fans Club.  Dad wouldn’t join that group.  He was Vilmanian.)

When I was a young man starting out in my preaching ministry, there were many people who trusted me because they trusted my father.  Even to this day, I’m harvesting fruit that I didn’t plant.  It was my father who planted those good seeds in me.

I’m paying it forward.  I’m now planting good seeds into my sons’ lives.  I spend time with my boys.  Everyday, I try to pass on my vision and values to them. 

I need to be patient to see God’s Rewards, because…

3. Rewards Don’t Come Instantly But In Time

         When I was a small boy, I wanted to have a huge mango tree in our backyard.  Not for the mangoes, but for one simple reason: I wanted to build my own tree house.

Because when I was a kid, the biggest TV show on the planet was Tarzan.  And Tarzan lived in a Tree house.        

One day, after eating a mango, I got the seed, went to our backyard, dug a hole, and planted the mango seed.  I imagined myself standing on the tree house.  And I started rehearsing my Tarzan scream….  “Ahhhhhhhhh!” 

That evening, over dinner, I asked my father, “Dad, can you help me build a tree house for me?”

         My father said, “But son, we don’t have a tree….”

         “Oh we will,” I smiled from ear to ear.  “Because this afternoon, I planted a mango seed in our backyard.”

         My father laughed long and loud.  He then said, “Son, it will be at least 10 years before that seed becomes a mango tree big enough to hold even a plank of wood where you could sit on, much less an entire tree house.  And by that time, I doubt if you still want a tree house.  In fact, by that time, you wouldn’t be watching Tarzan anymore.  (Dad was wrong.  I still watched Tarzan.  Because I had a crush on Jane.)

         That day, I learned about a very important principle of the Law of the Farm.  If you plant today, it doesn’t mean you’ll harvest tomorrow.  You’ll have to wait for many tomorrows before you harvest.

Parent, what you plant into your children now, you’ll only see the results many years later.  Don’t give up.  Keep spending time with them.  When you listen to them, you’re planting seeds.  When you share your stories with them, you’re planting seeds.  When you’re patient with them, you’re planting seeds.  Even if you don’t see the results of your planting, just keep planting your love.  Your patience.  Your perseverance.  Your faith. 

         As the Bible says, A man reaps what he sows. 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 6:7-8)

4. God Will Reward You Even If Others Don’t

One Lola in Anawim, our ministry for the abandoned elderly, gave her daughter the papers to collect her SSS Pension each month.   But ever since she did that, she never saw her daughter again.  But the SSS Pension is collected every month.  So the daughter was stealing from her aging mother.  With painful sobbing, this Lola said, “I don’t understand why my daughter is repaying me in this way.  I loved her so much.”

I told her, “Lola, if your daughter doesn’t repay your kindness, God Himself will repay you.”

God will reward you for everything that you have done.  He is rewarding you for every single act of love that you do for Him and His people.

         Sometimes in this world, just like that Lolayou’ll feel shortchanged.  Sometimes, you won’t feel appreciated in your families, or in your offices, or in your ministries. 

Sometimes, you feel your spouse is taking you for granted.  Sometimes, you feel your kids aren’t even grateful for what you’re doing for them.  Sometimes, your friends don’t acknowledge your love for them.

Sometimes, you feel your boss isn’t rewarding your work. After serving your company with selfless dedication, you feel your efforts aren’t recognized. For years, you’re the first one in the office and you’re the last one out of the office.  But it seems now that it was all for nothing.  You were the one who had sleepless nights to finish the project, but your Boss got all the credit.  He never even acknowledged your contribution.  You feel totally unrewarded.  And you feel very hurt.

         But God saw all that you did.  And a time will come when God will reward you in ways that will surprise you.  Have faith.  Believe with all your heart.

But here’s my encouragement for you: Even if people will fail to reward you, God Himself will reward you.  As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, He will reward you.  You can chisel that on stone.

When human beings don’t reward you, that’s good news! Because God’s rewards are bigger than human rewards.

Have Faith: God’s Rewards Will Come!

Many years ago, I invested P1 Million in a business that was being run by my business partner.  A few months later, he told me, “Bo, I’m sorry, the business failed.  Competitors came into our territory.”  He said that he didn’t even have milk for his baby.  I felt so sorry for him, I gave him P5000—just so he could buy milk.  I “wrote off” my one million as tuition fee for life’s lessons.

One month later, a friend called me up and said, “Bo, your business partner must be doing very well.” 

Huh?  “Why did you say that?” I asked.

“Well, he’s driving a brand new car.  His cellphone is top of the line.  Your business must be growing…”

Groan.

I’ve lost touch with my business partner and I don’t know what has happened to him.

But this is what has happened to me: God returned to me all that I’ve lost—and so much more.  Why?  Because God has rewarded my kindness.

He doesn’t forget a single act of love and kindness that you do for others. Yes, He forgets your failures. He forgets your mistakes. In His compassion, He forgets your sins.

But He will always remember your acts of love for others.

         I have a strong suggestion to you: Don’t even expect rewards from people.  Don’t even think about it.  If it comes, accept it with gratitude.  But don’t look for it.  Instead, look for your reward from God Himself.  Because He promised.  And He’ll deliver.

       You’re running an ultra marathon.

       There’s pain along the way.

       But don’t focus on the pain.

       Focus on the Prize of God.

         May your dreams come true,

         Bo Sanchez

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51 Responses to “How The Law Of The Farm Can Change YOUR Life”

  1. If you plant today, it doesn’t mean you’ll harvest tomorrow. You’ll have to wait for many tomorrows before you harvest….

    I liked that line. Sometimes tomorrow seems like forever..Sometimes you don’t even had the chance to see or reap ‘your crops’…At least a lot of needy people will be able to benefit from it soon. Guess that’s the better part of it. Thanks Bro. Bo for the message today!

  2. Sometimes, waiting for the harvest can be draining and painful but thank God He sees me all through the way as He faithfully provides for my needs. Thank you, Father. :)

  3. Thank you so much Bro. Bo.

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  5. A very soul-inspiring article! Thank u Bo for sharing God’s newest food on every morning and I also believe God has amazing things in my future.As u said so,I believe and declare we will receive Gods unique rewarods very soon!
    God bless you…u can’t even imagine!!

  6. What a powerful and wonderful message! Thanks for sharing. God Bless!

  7. Thank you Bro. Bo. What a wonderful teaching. By the way, tomorrow is my birthday. I’m turning 23. Please pray for me. I feel alone and empty. I don’t like this feeling. I want to be happily single.

    Thanks again Bro. Bo. May you continue to be a blessing to us.

  8. Thanks for this article.

    Very inspiring.

    You indeed reap what you sow, either now, tomorrow, or in eternity because in the end God will award to each one his due.

  9. thank you bro. bo for the soulfood. you have continued to inspire me always. this has made my first monday morning of december complete. “may baon nanaman ako” 😊 more power to the kerygma family!

  10. Very inspiring!
    Thank you very much Bro Bo.
    My husband is undergoing a pet ct scan please pray for a best results.
    More power to you!

  11. Bo! Thank you for inspiring me! I am a dreamer and yes i will keep on dreaming. I will do my best to reach my goals in life with God’s guidance! :)

  12. Thanks Bro. Bo for this very inspiring article! God Bless You and your family!

  13. Thanks, Bro. Bo. I claiming and patiently wait for that harvest. I’m a solo parent( unwed mother) for a 4 months old baby girl and I’m looking for a group that can help me understand being a solo parent.

  14. Sirbo! I admit I never had a chance to read all of your works. but definitely you are truly an inspiration to others specially to guys like me whose working overseas. Thanks for these marvelous soulfood every week. God bless Sir.

  15. Thank you so much for this Bo! This is exactly what i needed right now. cheers!

  16. Thanks Bro. Bo. Got very inspired this Monday morning. I’ll keep on planting more seeds in all areas of my life, be it spiritual, family or finances. God Bless us all.

  17. Thank you Bro Bo!
    God truly rewards
    Have faith in His words!
    Enjoy His love!
    Share His blessings!

  18. I was about to just neglect reading this article when I read about the Erap joke on the first line…but the Goodness of God touched me to open this article..Lo and Behold, my questions were answered… I was planning to finally plunge into getting my dream house, i have the money for the downpayment and i already have planned were I will get the rest of what I need, Me and my husband already planned on how to pay its monthly fee then just as we were about to ask the broker for a site tour, a lot of not good thibgs happened..including having an emergency operation where I have to spend all of the money I was keeping and even leaving me with debt for the operation….But this article is inspiring me…NOT TO GIVE UP MY DREAMS..IT WILL COME AT GOD’S PERFECT TIME…whatever His plan is….Thanks Bro. Bo,,,,

  19. Big Thanks bro Bo for sharing this great article of yours.. I learned a lot. The Law of Harvest/The Law of Farm..
    I’m counting in decades to see the fruit of my labor..
    In the meantime, i will continue to plant good seeds here on Earth..

    May you continue to inform and inspire us.. GODBLESS us all..

  20. Hi Bro. Bo, we will repel the law of gravity haha! Thanks for this message. God bless you more !!

  21. Don’t even expect rewards from people. Don’t even think about it. If it comes, accept it with gratitude. But don’t look for it. Instead, look for your reward from God Himself. Because He promised. And He’ll deliver.
    i really liked this encouragement of you Brod Bo. God enlighten me thru you…we are really depressed now of our present job bec. they don’t reward us for how many years we heartily do our work. God will truly reward us.we will wait for it soon.Thank you sooooo much Brod Bo. I alwyz excited to see u on tv every Sunday at 8am bec i believe that tru u God will talk to me. God bless u and your family.

  22. Amen!
    God will truly reward you in ways that will surprise you! =)

    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, You’re always a day away! =♫♫ ♫♫

  23. Very Inspiring Indeed..

    Just perfect message to start the workweek right!!

    Thank God I invested my time in reading this soulfood email.

    I feel very blessed.

  24. A very inspiring day to start the week……I have felt that my competency and dedication at work for so many years has not given importance at all when I lost my job. Now I am back with the same company but the same thing is happening….After reading your article Brother Bo., it has given me so much hopes that in God’s perfect time, all my efforts will be rewarded…..

    Thanks Bro, may you continue to inspire more people. God Bless you more!!!

  25. So inspiring! Bunch of thanks, brother!

  26. Thank you Bro.

    Your inspiring words were all I needed to make it through the day.
    Thank God for the blessings in the form of you and your messages!

  27. Thanks for sharing an inspiring post again Bro. Bo.

    We need occasional reminders like this in our life.

    We reap what we sow - indeed a law that applies to all regardless of what we do.

    God bless and thanks again for the inspiration.

  28. just this morning (my wife and me) we have qurrels over shortage of money. we have hurting conversations…i feel sad because she didnt realize/see my plans in the family. she feels bad instead for my failure to give them abundant life, school need of my kids, etc.,she said i’m selfish i didnt give her money. being an ordinary employee definitely will be short. thats why i am looking for other stream. i am indulged to new business. and am quite positive about it because its helping people business. i need her support all the way..thanks for this new message bro bo it fits my situation today. she doesnt understand me but i have to go on…focus on the prize not on the pain. my deep gratitude. God bless you more!

  29. just this morning (my wife and me) we have quarrels over shortage of money. we have hurting conversations…i feel sad because she didnt realize/see my plans in the family. she feels bad instead for my failure to give them abundant life, school need of my kids, etc.,she said i’m selfish i didnt give her money. being an ordinary employee definitely will be short. thats why i am looking for other stream. i am indulged to new business. and am quite positive about it because its helping people business. i need her support all the way..thanks for this new message bro bo it fits my situation today. she doesnt understand me but i have to go on…focus on the prize not on the pain. my deep gratitude. God bless you

  30. thanks bro Bo for the very inspiring.touching article i’ve
    read this day…it happen in personal life especialy today…it will help for m in my everyday living…thanks again …more power…God Bless you more……………..

  31. God has always His own way of communicating with His people. Just like this morning, I felt that some things are getting tough, especially the financial situation and the thought of bringing my kids and my granddaughter in the USA. Yet, God is good, he listens when I prayed and when He answers, He blessed and uses somebody to speak for Him and that is you Bro Bo. Thank you very much and please include me in your prayers.

  32. Thanks Brother Bo! This reminds me of the song, “Anyway” by Martina McBride (I think)

    The song goes something like this: “God is great but sometimes life aint good. And when I pray, it doesnt always turn out right as I think it should. But I’d do anyway …..I sing, I dream, I love….do it anyway”

    God bless always po and continue with guiding us =)

  33. Thank you Bro. Bo! God bless =)

  34. thank you Bo for this inspiring article. God Bless you more!!!:)

  35. Godbless you Bo!

  36. You are absolutely correct Bro Bo!!! I believe in what you said in this article especially this part: “Don’t even expect rewards from people. Don’t even think about it. If it comes, accept it with gratitude. But don’t look for it. Instead, look for your reward from God Himself. Because He promised. And He’ll deliver.” - thank you so much for this enlightenment:) God bless you!

  37. Galing nito Bro Bo, encouraging, uplifting, inspiring, God Bless Us All.

  38. Thanks Bo, for another very uplifting article. And thank
    you for keep inspiring people, that’s why GOD has rewarded you more and more! God Bless Us All…

  39. Failure is Temporary, but Victory is Permanent—because God cannot fail.

    I really like this. Thanks for the inspiring words,Bro.Bo

  40. Thank you Bo for the inspiring article.
    I was mad & saddened by how our boss treated us unfairly, working in a company were favoritism occur makes you feel unworthy no matter how hardworking you are..reading your article brings enlightenment that no matter how other people treat you God will be serving your biggest reward. ^_^

  41. Parent, what you plant into your children now, you’ll only see the results many years later. Don’t give up. Keep spending time with them. When you listen to them, you’re planting seeds. When you share your stories with them, you’re planting seeds. When you’re patient with them, you’re planting seeds. Even if you don’t see the results of your planting, just keep planting your love. Your patience. Your perseverance. Your faith.

    my favorite part. i didn’t get enough of these from my parents, so i’m doing what my parents did not. i don’t blame them (well, i used to). i come to realize they have done everything they could with the available resources they had. they’re just human like me.

    thanks for a wonderful message, Bo! God bless!

  42. Thank you so much for the inspiring message…Thanks for reminding me that God doesn’t count my mistakes but instead He focuses on the LOVE I give to other people and that He gives rewards to those who are faithful…

  43. for years and years i’ve waited for the harvest..and its true, God gives it HIS TIME…and now i don’t even know where to start because there’s too much harvest..He has REWARDED me at the time He knows its the best time..Thank you GOD

  44. Inspiring, thank you! It’s always a pleasure reading your articles……and what a better way to jump start my New Year by reminding me about the Law of the Farm and how planting good seeds in the life of others gets heavenly rewards. Praise God! May this year be a blessed year for everyone!

  45. thank you very much, Bro Bo.

  46. God is amazing!

  47. I have been reading a lot of your Soulfood letters through the years,and this really strikes me through because I am encountering a difficult time in my life right now…so very thankful for the enlightenment & inspirational words U have shared esp. “God’s rewards are bigger than human rewards”…in that I can rest in God’s loving arms & keep trusting in His goodness.Many Thanks,Bo!

  48. very timely. God Bless you Bro. Bo!

  49. Very true…. “You Reap What You Sow”…. Thanks so much Bro Bo.

  50. just what i needed to continue with my day..thanks for inspiring us with your blogs..God Bless. :D

  51. cant’t be more grateful of a one of a kind! Bro. Bo thanks for advertising God well!

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