|Remember this, whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Ė2 Corinthians 9:6
Whenever I read this, I always thought it only had to do with giving money in the Church, but the more I grew in the word, the clearer it became. We can relate this statement to just about everything we do. For example, if we put more time into a specific project, the outcome will be a lot better than if we just dedicated a little time to it. The more time and energy you invest into a relationship, the stronger it will most likely be. We reap what we sow.
Deciphering this through the Christian eyes, we can definitely relate this statement to giving. God loves a cheerful and sacrificial giver, so in essence the more you give in that aspect, the more you will receive. Do you remember the parable of the widowís offering in Matthew 12:41-44. Although, she put the littlest amount compared to everyone else, in the Lordís eyes she put the most into the treasury because they all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, gave everything she had to live on. This is what God wants from us. He wants us to give offerings sacrificially, but not just that. He wants us to worship sacrificially. Donít pray or go to Church only when you have time, do it even if you have to force yourself. Show God that he is more important than that sport you are supposed to play on Sun morning or that job that you have to work.
We cannot serve God out of convenience. He wants us to give him our time sacrificially and generously; donít do it just because you have to. Do it because you not only ought to do it, but because you want to, and do it cheerfully. It is definitely not a hassle to serve God, but we often make it seem like it is. We reap what we sow. Give him your time, and God will do the same for you. Give like that widow did. Give offerings out of your poverty. Give time out of your busy schedule. Love generously even though it might not be reciprocated. If you can make time for your family, relationships, school and work, but not for God, then you need to get your priorities straight.
Think about what comes first in your life, and if it is not God, then rethink it. The wonderful thing is that we reap what we sow, so the ball is in your court. What are you going to do with it?
Stay blessed and spread the word.