Sowing good seeds in our children
These scriptures stood out to me in my devotion time this morning.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity, for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9: 6-7
While I know these verses are not applying to Motherhood, I took them to heart in that way. If I sow good seeds in my children sparingly, if I do not take the time to invest in them, cherish them, build good relationships with them, then I will sow sparingly.
The promise though which comes if we sow good seeds bountifully is that we shall reap bountifully. Oh what hope that brings me! If I pour myself into my children, praying over them, loving them, rearing them up in the ways of the Lord, my desire is that one day I shall be able to see reward for all the hard labour, and reap bountifully by seeing my children walking in light and truth.
But I cannot do it grudgingly, or of necessity, for God loveth a cheerful giver! He loves a Mother who does not sulk, and walk around her house with a bad attitude all day, only doing the motions of what is right but inwardly grumbling. Ah yes, I must admit to being such a mother at times. Wanting to escape and go do something that *I* want to do.
Let us be cheerful givers to our children today, sowing good seeds and reaping while it is yet day!