Fresh Hope – 21st January 2020

If you’ve ever been made a promise, you will probably know that the level of expectation you have that that promise will be fulfilled is determined by the level of trust you have in the one who made it.

For instance, if someone with a not-so-great reputation makes me a promise, I will have my doubts that they will keep to it. But if a long-time friend who I have grown to know and trust makes me a promise, I can almost be certain that they’ll be true to their word.

All that to say this… a promise is something that you could argue against. What cannot be argued is a proven principle.

The Bible is full of proven principles, that if abided by can lead to you experiencing a better way of life. One of these principles is recorded in 2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭and it says this; “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
Now you may not believe in God and therefore you might switch off at the inclusion of a Bible verse. However, this here is not a promise to be argued, but rather a proven principle to be applied.

Just ask any farmer, whether a believer in God or not, and they will tell you that the principle of sowing and reaping is a law of life. It is what it is. It works.

Ask any gym-goer, and they will tell you, what they put in determines what they get out.
I believe that God is the One who set this principle in motion, so that we might have a key to experiencing a blessed life. But the ball is in your court… how are you going to sow your words, your time, your money? Will it be sparingly or will it be generously? Because the harvest that you experience in your life of any one of these things will be determined by the level in which you give.

The choice is yours and the choice is mine… at what level do I want to reap? Once you decide that, you know what to do next.

Caleb Burchell

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