by theLeidy of theLeidy's trinket box

Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us.                -Psalm 67:6

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what we sow, so shall we reap.

we speak words of kindness, we hear praise and affection. we shower our neighbors with love, it comes back tenfold. we open our arms in generosity, we won't be lacking in provision. we extend our hands in friendship, we gain lifelong companions. we walk with God and follow Jesus, we gain eternal life.

God's promise of an abundant harvest applies to those who give generously. as humans, it is but natural to struggle with letting go of our grip on material things. it is understandable to fear that we wouldn't have enough if we give, or to be unwilling to sacrifice some comforts and pleasures. but in doing so, we will miss out on the great harvest that He wants to give us.

society dictates that in order to have sufficient needs, we must acquire more. God's way is the opposite --- in our generosity, we will not be wanting in provision for our needs and the seeds to continue in the same practice of open giving. more importantly, God has promised that the harvest of our righteousness will be abundant, and is valuable in eternity.

we need to sow abundantly, with God our ultimate security. after all, the One who promised the bountiful harvest created everything, and is surely able to provide it.

Comments (5)

On May 7, 2010 at 12:53 AM , pfd said...

Love this! It is so insightful especially showing how society's expectations are the opposite of what God expects us to do. And beautiful prayer.

On May 7, 2010 at 5:27 AM , Julie Riisnaes said...

Very thought provoking and encouraging - thank you!

On May 7, 2010 at 7:59 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

I love this and I try very hard to be the way the Lord wants me to be. It gives me heartwarming pleasure to give.
Thank you!!


On May 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Thanks so much, Lei. This is wonderful!

On May 7, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Our Family said...

Lots to think about! Great post!