Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sowing Seeds

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously".
2 Cor 9:6

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows".
Gal 6:7

When my husband and I got married, we set out to pay off our debt.  Fast.  Our goal was to be completely debt free by our first anniversary.   We are both quite frugal, tithe regularly, and share when we can with others.  As of last week, we can officially say that we are DEBT FREE!  And a month early!  This is nothing short of a miracle.  When we were faithful with little, God was faithful with much.  He has blessed us every step of the way. 

I heard a wonderful sermon quite some time ago.  The catchphrase of the message was:  "Where there's a need, sow a seed".  When you are waiting on God to fulfill your need, give a little of what you are waiting for to someone else.  This is an act of faith of course.  And, it doesn't make much sense to today's society, but it's how God works.  We can sow our seeds, and trust that God will bring the harvest.

My husband makes so many sacrifices, on a daily basis, for our team.  I am so grateful for him and his willingness to forfeit a little now, to gain much for our future.   God has been so, so, so good to us!

I hope today's post encourages you to keep on persevering towards whatever goal(s) God has placed on your heart.  Sometimes the waiting, the silence, or the struggle seem like they'll last forever.  But, your breakthrough could be JUST around the corner!  God has victory in store for you!  Trust Him.

One of the many sacrifices my husband has made was selling his beloved bike.  We have some amazing memories with it, but nothing feels better than being DEBT FREE.   


Bren said...

You are a very smart couple to get your debt paid off! Congrats on doing it EARLIER than planned!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the encouragement, Nicole! That is my goal as well!

Missy said...

This post is pure joy! Congrats on your accomplishment! With God ALL things are possible! This truly was an encouraging post and the best party is seeing God shine in you!