"Remember this- a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop." - 2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT
As we navigate through our daily routine, we're faced with choices. Countless choices.
These decisions are seeds that we sow everyday.
When we make the choice to open our Bible and read the Word of God, we are sowing a seed for the future. We are deepening our understand of who God is, and increasing our intimacy with Him. This knowledge will keep us protected and wise against future attacks of the enemy.
Making church a major priority is sowing a seed for our family's future. When any one of us should become weak in our faith, we have established relationships with other believers that can keep our iron sharp.
Our marriages and families require care and maintenance. When we put in the time to maintain these special relationships, we are keeping them strong and impenetrable when the enemy seeks to find vulnerabilities.
The harvest we gather may also be a matter of our faith. Here's a few questions that we all need to consider:
-Are we joyfully giving our time and resources to those who might need them?
-Are we responsible, loyal, and dependable while serving others?
-Do we only serve others in a way that's convenient to us?
-Are we only content with serving positions that put us in front of desired eyes?
My great grandparents were farmers from Missouri; they worked and lived off the land. In order to bear good crops, they knew they needed to put in a decent amount of labor. However, rarely did they complain about the hard work, because they knew the seeds they were sowing would yield a bountiful harvest.
From long hours at our job to rebuilding our marriages, are we willing to do the uncomfortable work with the belief that God will reward us with a plentiful harvest? Are we working diligently and joyfully?
Today, let's give with cheerful hearts! Let's believe that our faithfulness will yield God's bounty of precious promises!