In 2 Corinthians 9 Paul encourages giving and generosity:
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.2 Corinthians 9:6
Gardening is part of my heritage. My grandfather built a successful greenhouse business growing tomatoes and cucumbers. My Dad was an avid gardener as well. He turned our backyard into an oasis of tomatoes, beans, and yes, zucchinis too! My Dad understood the concept of sowing and reaping. Food was plentiful and there was lots of it!
A few summers ago, my family started a small garden and we had great results. This year, however, was a different story. Our May felt like January so we chose to take a break from planting one. Now, we settle for tomatoes from Costco or our local markets.
Here are some facts:
1.) Without a generous sowing you will never experience a generous harvest.
2.) A successful farmer does not reap the exact amount that he sows. His harvest generally produces proportionately more.
So it is with Christian giving. When we give generously we receive far more in return in proportion to the amount of the gift we have given.
As everything belongs to God ultimately, when we give our time, talents, and money, God promises to “increase the fruit of your righteousness” (verse 10).
Currently, we are sowing the seeds of our new “Immerse” Church Based Training Program in order to bring new ministry leaders for kingdom work. This innovative program will develop Christ centered ministry leaders for our Fellowship Churches in BC, Alberta and the Yukon. We are sowing generously so that we may also reap generously.
Your gifts to Northwest are indeed sowing the seeds for an eternal impact. Thank you for choosing to make a Kingdom difference with your financial gifts to this ministry.