Are you planting for abundance?

August 29, 2016 | 10 comments


“A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop.”

~ 2 Corinthians, 9:6, MSG

10 thoughts on “Are you planting for abundance?”

  1. Evan .thank you .sometimes actually many times in my life what I thought was wrong for me after turning to God and giving it and listening and just doing it has taken a wonderful turn

  2. Thank you Evan. Yes of course. “Just as you sow, so shall you reap.” If we want a lavish crop, we can not be a stingy planter. If we want everyone to be good to us, we can not afford to be rude, unkind to others. If we want love in abundance, we can not afford to be unfaithful.
    In other words, “Life is like an Echo, everything comes back.” So give the best and the best will come back to you.
    Though at times we complain…I did everything good, but what did I get in return???
    The good we do is already seen by the all-seeing, all-knowing God and will come back in due course, if done with good motives. At times we need to be patient. And patience always has its rich reward. So friends lets not be stingy in sowing richly to reap a rich harvest.

  3. Oh, I love that, Evan and commenters above! What a sweet photo, too. Thank you for the garden of plenty this morning.

  4. Oh, nice wake up when I considered only planting volunteers in my garden this summer. There were well over a dozen volunteer tomato plants which came on. Considering which ones to toss, I gave in to “oh, plant them all”. There were even more which grew outside the fencing, and produced cute plum tomatoes. Today, faced with “who to share the abundant crop with?” gives a whole new meaning to having a lavish crop. Abundance of good brings joy. I take this as a metaphor in all areas of life.

  5. Thanks, Evan! I love how Mary Baker Eddy puts it: “Giving never impoverishes us in the service of our Maker.” (not sure if that’s the exact quote….) I understand that our motive for Giving shouldn’t be just so we will Receive… has to be Pure and from the Heart. Blessings!

  6. Yes, thank you Evan, who is sowing abundantly L o v e will also reap abundant Love – so thats it!
    Thank you also commentors for your inspiring thoughts!

  7. Thanks, Evan, for that great thought—and everyone’s contribution. In thinking of the world’s economic problems which may filter down to our individual situation I’ve thought of the phrase, “Gratitude is riches, complaint is poverty.” Decided to look it up! Hymn 149, v.3: “Our gratitude is riches, Complaint is poverty, Our trials bloom in blessings, They test our constancy. O, life from joy is minted, An everlasting gold, True gladness is the treasure That grateful hearts will hold.” Gratitude fills our hearts with joy, and when we sow that joy, flowers of beauty and happiness bloom all around us and make our world a better place, full of abundance and peace.

  8. Thank you Evan for lovely reminder of, as Nergish quoted, “Just as you sow, so shall you reap.” Daphne – thank you for reminding us of Hymn #149.

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