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There was a farmer who wanted his crop to grow,
But he was rather stingy and wouldn’t let his seed go.

The winter brought a terrible drought, scarce was the rain,
He was apprehensive. He wasn’t sure more seed he’d gain.

Carefully he’d count a few and plant them in the ground,
He’d even sow at night while no one else was around.

He’d sit by the window and closely gaze at the soil,
But he did just enough because he didn’t like to toil.

So, he waited and waited still his harvest was very few,
He knew it wasn’t enough for him to eat. But he didn’t know what to do.

Yet, a few houses down, he could see abundant crops,
So, he would spy on his neighbors while out on town stops.

Their fields were full of lush green and bountiful for miles,
Densely packed with corn and wheat, so much on every aisle.

For a few mornings, he would see their fields were clear,
So, he hid out and watched a few days when nighttime drew near.

He saw families drive up in trucks, and his neighbors would load,
Then, more families would come, get some, and go back down the road.

He watched in amazement as his envy began to grow,
Yet, he didn’t realize the problem was he did not like to sow.

The next day he asked his neighbor how much seed does he sow,
His reply was, “I don’t count my seeds. I just freely let them go.”

The farmer was in awe and couldn’t believe his ears,
He had never given up all his seed in all his years.

His neighbor said, “You see. It is not your seed to keep.”
It belongs to God with hopes our kindness would run deep.

God gives seed to the sower and Brother that’s the truth,
But if you hold on to what you have, He can’t get more to you.

So, I give all I have so people may be blessed,
Then, I sit back and watch my God do the rest.

The secret to a blessed life is to sow in faith and let it go, Then, your harvest and your cup will always overflow.

As learned on that day by the farmer, it is important that you know,
Be careful how you live your life because what you plant will grow.

Gal.6:7-8 7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

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Published by niacaraw

I am an educator, a wife of 24 years, and mother of three beautiful children. I have taught the word of God to all ages and love to share it in creative ways. I've always had a passion for written expression. Over the years, I have documented my personal thoughts and prayers. Poems, devotionals, worship songs, and more have come from my life experiences. Now, I am ready to share them with the hope that lives and hearts will be changed as well as greatly blessed. I am flawed but striving for perfection in Christ. Although I have fallen short of the glory of God, I am forgiven. I am loved with an everlasting love. I am FREE!

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