Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Seedtime and Harvest

Picture yourself today as a farmer planting seeds. You are planting the old-fashioned way--broadcasting seed with a flip of the wrist out over a waiting field. Some seeds fall near you, some far away. The bag over your shoulder is heavy with seed and all day long you walk and cast seeds, walk and cast. Seeds fly away from you as though they have a mind of their own, when you are standing, when you are sitting, quiet or talking, seeds leave your hand and cover the ground for miles. 

In reality, this is precisely what's happening at this very moment whether you are aware of it or not. You are a sower, and you are sowing seeds. Seeds are tiny bits of potential. Once released, they nestle into the soil, and they grow. Pay attention to the seeds you are sowing because you will reap a harvest of whatever you plant. Are you planting bitterness, unforgiveness, worry, anger, or discord? Are you planting hope, healing, faith, and kindness? How do you even know what you're planting? Key: Pay attention to the words that come out of your mouth. Your speech reveals what your heart is filled with. Nothing you say is neutral, it all matters, all seeds grow into something after its own kind. You have been blessed so you can be a blessing--Happy Harvesting!

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:
                 “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
                   their righteousness endures forever.”
 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." 2 Corinthians 9:8-11

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