Sheaves for Seeds

Well, clearly my blogging efforts were lacking in 2014 but I am striving for greater so I’ll try again in 2015. I figured I’d write to you all as we end this year with my thoughts going into the next year. I don’t know what my actual launch date for 2015 will be but it’s coming…

Leaving 2014 and coming into 2015 I adopt a new scripture to be my mantra. My favorite has and will always be “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). I was taught back in college to “work the word and the word will work for you.” Now, I consider myself highly spiritual and I’m sure others around me would agree but that is a whole entire conversation for another day. I love scripture and believe that it has healing powers in it. Usually when talking to people, I can be found quoting a bible scripture to inspire or bring comfort to their situations. Sometimes I even throw out a scripture for a relevant punch line. So yes often you will see my blog entries referring to the Bible yet you may still see me swear occasionally (I’m working on cutting that out). I’m human; I’m complex, and occasionally hypocritical but always well intended. I’m going to give you the real deal and I hope you still love me at the end of it all but I digress…

Back to my main focus my scripture for 2015. In this year I am adopting the theme based in Psalms 126:5-6 “They that sow in tears shall reap joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Meditating on these scriptures gets me excited. Many times in my life I have cried. I have always tried to give my best self to those around me even when I didn’t have much “self” to give. Often times I have felt used, taken for granted, disrespected, and undervalued. I have cried some nights asking God why he allowed me to endure certain things and I have begged God for relief from pain. I always rejoice with my neighbors even when they were seemingly undeserving and received the things I would pray for in the wee hours of the morning. I’ve had times where I exhibited the patience of Job while other times I whined and cried asking when it was ever going to be about me. All in all I have sown good seed. I have spread love to others the way I wished it was given to me (seed), forgiven and forgotten sometimes only to be subjected to repeat offenders (seed), I have been considerate to others who mishandled me (seed), I have shown loyalty to people who were disloyal to me (seed), I have blessed others when I barely had the means to take care of myself (seed). I have prayed blessings over those who hurt me and wished ill upon me (seed). I have had compassion for those many wouldn’t have had the patience to tolerate (seed).

Today I challenge each of you, rather than look at what you have endured as a loss, see count the seeds you have sown in your life’s field. Continue to tend to your field with good deeds, praise, and gratitude to God. Take rest in the fact that all of the tears you have cried are seeds yet your reward will be sheaves. Go into 2015 speaking life to your harvest. It’s coming, you earned it, and my prayer for each of you is that it blows your mind. (((Huggies)))

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