Monday, August 10, 2009

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” This picture is a famous painting called “Angelus” by Jean François Millet. I have always loved this painting as well as the artist’s work. The sight of the farmer and his wife praying in the middle of their fields, they have sown their seeds now all they can do is pray over it and trust their Heavenly Father! We can learn a lot from the farmer and his wife. They sowed their seed and now they were praying over it. It is the same way with our needs. We must sow to get where we want to go, because inside every seed there is enough to meet our needs. There are a lot of things you can sow into, some sow into financial investments expecting a return, your seed might fall on some hard ground and you get no return but does that stop you sowing? - no, for you know there is good ground out there and sooner or later some of your seed is going to land on it and you will get that 30, 60 or 100 fold return. Likewise with relationships not every person we sow into is going to produce a return, to think otherwise would be naive. But don’t give up on blessing people with your time, talents and energy, but don’t expect an immediately return on investment, know there is good soil out there and a harvest is coming back to you through the seed you’ve sown. This we usually see in our children later on in life. Jesus using this same principle sowed His life knowing not everyone would receive what He offered yet He sowed anyway - holding nothing back. Matthew 20 verse 28 puts it this way, “He (Jesus) came to give His life as a ransom for many”

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