Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Sower

From my fraternal grandmother, I have a lovely old Victorian picture. If you read the words on it across it says, "labor sure has reward." If you read it up and down, it says, "labor has sure reward." Some days I like it one way, some the other. Right in the middle of the words, confusing the issue, is a beautiful lady sower with her bag of seeds. I like the idea of a sure reward. The Lord said our sowing was like that.

"He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Psalm 126:6 NKJ

Have you been praying and working and believing and sowing good seeds, through sleepless nights or busy days of toil and exhaustion? There is a sure reward for you, a day of rejoicing, as you carry in your sheaves.

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." I Corinthians 15:58 NKJ

"The labor of the righteous leads to life..." Proverbs 10:16 NKJ

He who sows righteousness will have a sure reward." Proverbs 11:18 NKJ

Be assured the plants will come up in profusion, according to the measure and type of seeds that were sown.


  1. I pray I am living up to GODs expectations for me. I am definitely still a work in progress.

    PS: thanks for all the sweet comments on arise 2 write. You will never know how much they mean to me.

  2. Andrea - I came very late to computers and the internet and it is all a struggle for me. Your friendship has blessed me, too. God is so good to have thought up such a neat way to use our creativity and help each other.

  3. I feel like I am doing a lot of sowing. The season of reaping must be coming. Love your picture. :O)

  4. Thank you. My hair is short now. I finally gave in and got an easier style. And hey, I still love those Detroit Tigers.

  5. Hi Nancy,

    I'm am believing this with you! I've sown many a tear over the years and thank God they are not in vain.

    Have a blessed week.

  6. I absolutely believe in sowing and reaping for everything, good stuff and bad stuff. What a cool decoration! I love it. Thanks for the verses too. :-)

  7. Thank you Nancy--this was very encouraging. I think as writers we try hard to sow God's word with our own and we all hope some day it will do what it should:)

  8. I'm studying Proverbs right now, so this really hit home. Diligence. It's vital. Thanks!

  9. I just finished Proverbs. Great lessons in there.