Words from the Heart for Wednesday December 27th, 2017
Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 (NKJV)
Casting Your Bread Upon the Waters
The Lord is mindful of our hard work and diligent obedience. We may not see the results right away. However, He will watch over our faith-filled actions until the time that we realize the return on them. Do not be discouraged. God will not forget us.
If you look closely at the countryside surrounding Elmvale, ON a tiny village about 90 minutes north of Toronto, you’ll see the natural and ever-gushing wells of the aptly named Springwater township. The locals have always known that their water is clean and they would be correct. According to William Shotyk, a Toronto-born environmental geochemist who has been testing Elmvale water for 26 years, “The water contains less lead, by at least a factor of five, than the cleanest ice layers from the Arctic.”
God calls His people to be generous. If the Lord has poured out His blessing on your life and you find that you have more than enough, as most of us do, the Lord calls you to bless others out of your abundance. When you do, God promises that He will continue to pour out His blessings on your life. Ecclesiastes 11:1 puts it this way: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.” It is natural to want to keep our material blessings to ourselves. But this isn’t a principle of the kingdom of God. Followers of Jesus recognize that every good and perfect gift comes from above. All that we have belongs to the Lord. We are simply stewards of all that He had provided. And He calls us to share with others out of our abundance. There is a blessing when we do. We will find that we can never outgive the Lord. As we give things away in order to meet the needs of others., we will find that the Lord will pour out His blessings on us.
These have been words from the heart.