Happy New Year!
Here we are in the season of pondering what life would look like if we made a few changes to better ourselves. I do it. January brings the idea of the promise of a new way of doing things. I always tend to think of losing the holiday celebration weight and moving more to regain my youthful mobility. Then there is reading more, creating more, seeing more, connecting more. All really great things. But what if, this coming new year, we chose to invest more of the gifts and resources we have? Would it change the look of the coming year?
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corintians 9:6
This thought of sowing abundantly occurred over the past week while listening to Little Drummer Boy. I find faith lessons everywhere. Lol! This time, the lesson was to take what you have, a drum in this case, and use it to honor God. That’s the point of the song: bring what you have, but there’s more. I think the idea that it’s a drum is important. It could have been a flute or guitar. That would have a much gentler lullaby effect, but they chose a drum. Drums are loud and, in the hands of a child, even louder. I know. I have a three-year-old who loves drumming.
Just picture what it would look to sow our talents and resources with the confidence of a three-year-old playing a drum. What would happen if we invested what we have in a big way? I think the harvest would be rich. The world would change. God’s kingdom would spread, we would have more seeds to sow, and the process would repeat again and again.
So, let’s sow the seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Let’s throw in justice and righteousness for good measure. Let’s be loud and confident and generous as we use our gifts and talents to spread the message of God and his goodness into the world. Let’s shake things up. Let’s change the world!
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year
filled with the promise
of a great harvest.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you will scroll down and add your name to the email list so that we can keep in touch. Have wonderful week! Love you, Patty
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This may sound silly to some Ms. Patty, but something I’ve learned (albeit far too late in life) is that God won’t give me more until I use up what He’s already given. Loved this post and bet Ms. Jayme is a virtuoso on two pans and a skillet as you’re preparing supper. 🙂
That she is.
I always think of that poor misguided servant who buried his talent rather than investing it. Not only did it not change the world, but he also lost it altogether.
Amen, Patty! Let us use to the full the gifts God has given us to make this world a better place, according to God’s will.
Blessings for a wonderful New Year!
Happy New Year!
What an inspiring way to begin the new year, Patty. I love the picture of beating a drum. Maybe I don’t have to find some new pathway, or some new mechanism for serving the Lord more effectively. Maybe I just need to throw off the inhibitions and beat the heck out of the drums God has already given me. Thanks for the uplifting admonition, and may all of us begin to make a positive and life-giving noise the world cannot ignore.
Thank you. Your words are always inspiring to me. I can see a whole drum crops bring the message of God goodness to the people.
Amen Patty. I want to live a life at full blast for Christ.
Yay! I love to see others’ passion for Jesus. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.
You made some great points, Patty. If we all use the full measure of the gifts God gave us, this world would look so different.
I’m excited to even think about how much the world would change if we invested big and loud. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Loved this message–so timely and encouraging. Yes! Let’s Sow Loud!