BY ALUN DAVIES
The dictionary says ‘to sow‘ is “to scatter seed over (land, earth, etc.) for the purpose of growth.” (That rarely happens when I sow, because I’m such a poor gardener!)
As a sower of the Word, I find it helpful to remember that I need to be given seed. I don’t have seed. I need to have seed to sow and that seed is given to me by God. I can sow whatever I have, but that isn’t seed that will grow and bring fruit unless it has first come from God and His word. Sowers know they need to seek seed.
The sower also realises that it is the seed that has power while the sower is powerless. The sower does not bear fruit – the seed bears fruit. The power is in the seed we sow, not in us. People are not blessed because of us but because of the seed of the Word we sow into their life.
What are you sowing?
Believe in the power of the seed. We may be weary but the seed is never weary. We may be discouraged but the seed is never discouraged. The tiredness of the sower does not diminish the power of the seed. The condition of the sower does not change the power of the seed. We may sow from weakness but we sow powerful seed!
Trust the power of the seed and keep sowing. Sow in weakness. Sow in sorrow. Sow in dark times. Sow when you are hurting. Sow when you are discouraged. Never stop sowing. If we sow, we will reap. If we stop sowing, we will never reap.