Seeds of Faith
"Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap."1
"A woman has a dream where she wanders into a shop at the mall and finds Jesus behind the counter.
"Jesus says, 'You can have anything your heart desires.'
"Astounded but pleased, she asks for [the fruit of] peace, joy, happiness, wisdom, and freedom from fear. Then she adds, 'Not just for me, but for the whole earth.'
"Jesus smiles and says, 'I think you misunderstand me. We don't sell fruits, only seeds.'"2
It's true … what we sow is what we reap. If we sow seeds of bitterness, we will reap bitterness. If we sow seeds of disharmony, we will reap disharmony. But if we sow seeds of joy, we will reap joy, and if we sow seeds of love, we will reap love.
So whatever you do, be sure to plant the seeds of whatever it is you want to reap.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to plant seeds of love, joy, peace, gentleness, and kindness everywhere I go. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Galatians 6:7 (NKJV).
2. Bruce Mc Nichol and Bill Thrall, The Ascent of a Leader, Jossey Bass, 1999. Cited in Encounter magazine (Australia) June/July 2004