The Inexorable Law of Sowing and Reaping – Part One

The principles in this post may seem to be demanding. They are instead rewarding.

It is said 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck making the principle that follows impossible. Stay tuned for a real blessing.

I just talked with a long time friend who is extremely wealthy. I know him to be a benevolent persons who gives generously to worthy causes and often to individuals in need. I complimented him. His response was, “It has been the joy of my life.”

If you learn to give generously you will know and experience the same joy.

Here is what makes it possible for you to do so even if you are one of the 80% living paycheck to paycheck. Suppose it is impossible for you to give financially. There are other ways and things you can give.

Start by giving yourself lovingly to all those around you. Be a giver of encouragement. There is a market for cheer, joy, love, and encouragement. Give these and other similar attributes to an aching world. For starters at the end of each day ask yourself how many people you gave encouragement today.

You can give hope. Most people have lost all or some of their hope. It costs you nothing to give them hope. The simple timely word of hope may be the stimulus needed by a distressed person.

Scripture employs agricultural principles to illustrate this teaching. You always reap what you sow. You always reap later than you sow. You always reap more than you sow.

Consider that principle. Plant one kernel of corn. If it is average each resulting ear will have 20 rows of kernels and each row 28 kernels. That would be 560 to 1.

Don’t expect the result of what you sow to be instant. There is of course instant gratification, but the bountiful resulting blessings may be delayed.

Sow in fields where the recipient gets little encouragement and therefore shows little gratitude in response. You do what you do for the joy inherent in doing it, not merely to get.

As the situation allows you can give insight regarding the love of God and His offer of eternal life through Jesus. It is simple but significant, life changing.

Hopefully now you can better understand how you can be a giver.