As we start off the Fall Season, my first thoughts are Abundance and Gratitude. A land of plenty, a bountiful harvest, with cornucopias overflowing with fruits and vegetables. Fall is a season full of traditions and gratitude, a time to “count your blessings”.
A bountiful harvest implies that first there were seeds sown – steps taken in faith, grounds cultivated, worked and fertilized. This season as you gather with friends and family model a grateful spirit, and share what you are thankful for on a daily basis, planting a few seeds along the way. Be encouraged first to sow, open up your heart and engage your faith, take a step and plant some seeds into which ever area and into whomever God is leading you to. It’s not just in areas that you sow that you will see a harvest or a change and a difference.
The love of God, through Jesus, can’t help but seep into every part of your life. And when He knocks on different doors in your heart – some you may have kept closed for years – where you had given up all hope of harvest and freshness… open those doors to Him and He WILL bring renewal. “Even the hard pathways overflow with abundance”… not just trickle, not just a touch, but they will OVERFLOW with more than enough abundance. Not just a little, but blessed with God’s extravagant, gracious, generosity into your lives. Where once there was a hard pathway, freshness will come.
And we believe that for you in all kinds of areas: health, finance, relationships, work, homes, children, and friends. We all want the harvest but we often pay little attention to the sowing. So get sowing – and be encouraged – God may ask you to do things that stretch you and challenge you, but they will never be things that will destroy you or bring you undone. Take a step of faith… you can do it… and watch God work wonders on your behalf.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Family Christian Stores. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.