Monday, November 10, 2008

Sowing and Reaping

Sowing...............

Casting seed on all kinds of soil hoping to find a fertile field where roots will be nurtured, plants will thrive, fruit will form.........I pray while scattering.........

Sowing.................. 

I sow believing I will reap, in season, expecting a rich harvest.

In due time. 

Weariness threatens my step......... 

Storms mock my hope........... 

Thirst threatens my endurance.....

Is a harvest possible here, Lord? Am I wasting effort? Believing for the impossible? Expecting foolishly? Waiting, investing, hoping...........will I ever have the reward of seeing what I have believed?

You reward faith! 

You bless efforts..........

You equip me........to fertilize, provide seed for sowing, bringing rain to nourish the seed..........

I feel yoked with  You in this venture........

You do not waste time........

Glimpses........You encourage me with glimpses......... You give me a peek into a heart once appearing barren, now beginning to sprout........

It is enough for me.....I tighten the strap on my bag of seed and set out on another lap......

Scattering, praying, believing.............

Mockers come........I speak Your Word...........

Storms come........I persevere.........

Doubt comes...........I remember the glimpse..........

I pick up my pace......

I will continue to believe until I see...........what my heart is believing for..........

Should I die sowing without seeing...........I will die believing......... and expecting a harvest.......


Cheri







4 comments:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Cheri,
I didn't know how this was going to strike me. But boy, when I read this, it spoke volumes to me:

"Is a harvest possible here, Lord? Am I wasting effort? Believing for the impossible? Expecting foolishly? Waiting, investing, hoping...........will I ever have the reward of seeing what I have believed?"

Wow, that could not speak any clearer what my heart has been feeling in regards to the impossible in my life and believing for God's miracle of resurrecting a dead marriage. Will all my faith and belief in His power see fruit?

Much to ponder.

Joyful said...

"Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves." Psalm 126: 5-6

God promises the harvest and He who promises is faithful. Though seasons of sowing can seem overwhelmingly difficult and the seed may appear to sit dormant for years, God is producing the crop.

Believing with you and trusting God,
Joy

melissa said...

It's amazing how the Lord works!! He is amazing! I have been having a hard time dealing with a family memeber and this will help me find the right words to speak with them!! Thank you!-Melissa

Laura said...

Cheri?

Thank you so much. Your words are the essence of grace to me. I was reluctant...but am so glad I posted my thoughts. My sister-friends have only responded with love. Oh, what balm! Thank you, friend.

The words of this post spoke to my heart as well. You give us the struggle so eloquently. And what heart has not asked these very questions?

Such faith! You inspire me, Cheri...