Have a need ~ sow some seed you say. Well, let me tell you a little story about that very thing. We want, we want, we want. But in a perfect world, God’s world, we get as we sow, Much of the time just what we sow. When faced with hard times that seem to only get harder for you, have you ever thought about “Giving” through it, to get through it?. What I mean by that is this ~ you have heard Give till it hurts, well nope, we are giving until it feels right within the heart.
Several years ago was one of my darkest times ever for me, besides the loss of my parents. Many of you know about my husband Terry, and his nickname from my facebook page. as Mr. Shabby. Well Mr. Shabby had to leave for several months leaving me to run a business alone, and had just been diagnosed with MS, I also kept my 3 year old granddaughter at the time 4 days a week. I thought God, are you kidding me here.. I can’t do this. The work as well as the heartbreak. But, God knew different, as always.
I was devastated to say the least. But it was during those dark times that I began to feel my need, and I mean I felt I was in need of God take my broken heart and mend it, and FAST I was unhappy, and sick, and trying to handle things that were not something I should have had to deal with at that time. But, as I felt more weary with each passing day, God laid it upon my heart that while I was in a mess, so many had it much messier, if messier is a word.. Ya’ll know what I mean,right?
I ran across someone online having some really heart felt issues and I would try to encourage her, lift her spirits, all the while I never let on that I thought I was falling apart at the seams. I’d say each time I was approached by others when asked, Debbie, how are you? I’m wonderful, thank you for asking. I really wanted to scream out.. Are you kidding me, I’m sad, sick, weary, and even mad.. But, I didn’t, God just wouldn’t let that come out of mouth. He kept me together while it seems my life was falling apart. He is an awesome God. Well, to get back to the story, this lady that I had been chatting with in a chat room for several years. She had a son and was about to be evicted from her home, and it was almost Winter. I had a lot going on but, I had a home and no threat of it being taken from me, thank God.
So, I sent money to her even though mine had been cut in 1/2.. I wanted to do it, I felt the need to sow seed, “if you will.”
It was about that time I decided to help others in need as well, and it just became something that helped me to feel better, that through my pain and unhappiness and stress I, me, Debbie, could make a difference in others lives, in a small way. God never allows you to out give him. He soon started the blessing to pour out that I never saw coming.. Mr Shabby came home months ahead of time “Gods Grace” and soon things were better than ever. I learned that few months of my life that when you are in need, don’t always cry out for you.. Cry out for others that have a need much greater than your own, as if you were crying out for yourself from your heart.
God is a faithful God, and he knows all your needs before you ever ask. For me giving in my greatest times of need were one of the best things I’ve ever done in my lifetime to date. You maybe praying for your child, God might put one in your path with needs as great as your child’s needs. And you might think to yourself, why has this child come to me, they have parents, yes they do, but does he have praying parents? Does he have the love from them you feel for your child. There is a need that this child has, and God knows that you can sow seed here. God works in ways we do not always , really most often don’t understand. But, you can be assured that when God sends something your way, and you think that it is ODD, you know God has something for you to do, and it is sowing time my friend.. And he will give back to you in ways that not only warm your heart, but change you for the better in Him.