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Scripture at Sunrise 10.18.2011

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” -Psalm 126:5

Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which will preserve it from the worm: truth spoken in awful earnestness has a double life about it. Instead of stopping our sowing because of our weeping, let us redouble our efforts because the season is so propitious.

Our heavenly seed could not fitly be sown laughing. Deep sorrow and concern for the souls of others are a far more fit accompaniment of godly teaching than anything like levity. We have heard of men who went to war with a light heart, but they were beaten; and it is mostly so with those who sow in the same style.

Come, then, my heart, sow on in thy weeping, for thou has the promise of a joyful harvest. Thou shalt reap. Thou, thyself, shalt see some results of thy labor. This shall come to thee in so large a measure as to give thee joy, which a poor, withered, and scanty harvest would not do. When thine eyes are dim with silver tears, think of the golden corn. Bear cheerfully the present toil and disappointment; for the harvest day will fully recompense thee.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, October 18 entry]

Scripture at Sunrise 7.18.2011

“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” -2 Corinthians 9:11

Giving Bountifully, Purposefully, Cheerfully! 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

 

Give Bountifully (vs. 6)
Sowing appears to be a loss, when in reality, it’s great gain.

Give Purposefully (vs. 7)
Think about what you’re giving and why you are giving.
Give Joyfully (Romans 12:8- Cheerfully help others.)

Question: Should you give if you don’t have joy? Yes! Give anyway and fight for your joy!!!!
(No joy as a child of God=problem.) Serve Him joyfully! (Deuteronomy 28:47)

If you don’t have joy:
1)Pray you’ll see the goodness of God in the land of the living.
2)Put yourself where you’ll be captivated by God’s majesty, power, and splendor. (Mainly found in the Word of God. Camp there!)
3)Think about Hell, its agonies, and how Christ has saved you from that.

(vs. 8-15)
Want much? Sow much that you might sow some more. He will make you abound to give. God richly blesses us that we might be generous, all for the glory of God. Our giving increases thanksgivings to God.

Give to be able to give more.

When it came to describing God’s gift to us, Paul couldn’t even put it into words. He’s given us so much…salvation, righteousness, justification, redemption, grace. Such love. Such grace. This is the motivating factor of a child of God to be a giver.

Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2011

“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.” -1 Corinthians 3:7-8

Some nights we sow and some nights we reap, but we always work alongside a miracle-working Farmer in His beautiful field. -Louie Giglio via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 10.19.2010

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”  -Psalm 126:5

Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which will preserve it from the worm: truth spoken in awful earnestness has a double life about it. Instead of stopping our sowing because of our weeping, let us redouble our efforts because the season is so propitious.

Our heavenly seed could not fitly be sown laughing. Deep sorrow and concern for the souls of others are a far more fit accompaniment of godly teaching than anything like levity. We have heard of men who went to war with a light heart, but they were beaten; and it is mostly so with those who sow in the same style.

Come, then, my heart, sow on in thy weeping, for thou has the promise of a joyful harvest. Thou shalt reap. Thou, thyself, shalt see some results of thy labor. This shall come to thee in so large a measure as to give thee joy, which a poor, withered, and scanty harvest would not do. When thine eyes are dim with silver tears, think of the golden corn. Bear cheerfully the present toil and disappointment; for the harvest day will fully recompense thee.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon, October 18 entry]