It’s Wednesday! This year is flying by mehnnn! I shall be off to do my fitting for my bridesmaid’s outfit in a while. Can’t wait! It’s going to be an amazing weekend. I feel it in my bones. Oh by the way, I lost a few kilos…I think 0.85 not too sure sha. But I am celebrating every progress! Free me!
So the tailor is on the mainland. When I gave my measurement out, I added a few inches here and there. I’d rather the dress be too big than too small. I can’t stand tight, ill-fitting dresses. I do hope it turns out too big! I shall be exceedingly happy to have it slimmed down to my size.
I saw ‘My name is Khan’ yesterday and I wept! I was pre-warned but that didn’t help. It’s a beautiful movie and you should see it too.
Now to my post of the day…enjoy!
Give, even when it seems hard. I’ve looked closely. Most people who have, give. They might not give to all and sundry. But they always channel their resources somewhere.
The company where I work is an example-millions of dollars go out each year as charitable contribution and yet, they are thriving in the midst of the recession. The young boy who gave out his loaves and fishes must have gotten a lot back when so many baskets were left over. I’m sure even the thieving Judas would have allowed him have at least 1 basket for his trouble.
The law of sowing and reaping is as long as time itself. In Genesis 8: 22, the Bible says, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” It is a law. It is a principle. It works for both believers and unbelievers. Galatians 6:7 says “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
Aside of money/material things to which we usually attribute this law, let’s look at things in life generally. The Bible says that a man with friends must show himself friendly, Proverbs 18:24.
You don’t call people and then you wonder why upon getting back from work after forgetting your phone at home, you have no missed call, no text message, no tweet mentions, just 4 BB messages which turned out to be disappointing broadcasts, 3 of which were the same. This is only to be expected. You have to sow concern, love, care, calls, texts into people’s lives to receive them back.
I have this friend, let’s call her ‘Oghene’. Oghene has so many many friends it’s unbelievable. I later found out her secret. Oghene is so caring it’s unbelievable. She spent a few days at mine and I was humbled by how many phone calls she made, some for few seconds ‘just to check up on you’ type of calls but they clearly went a long way. Her phone likewise didn’t stop ringing. From one call to one BBM to one text. She has also mastered the art of leaving her phone aside to get things done and then getting back to people.
The other day, I was having a chat with a mutual friend of Oghene and I and we were saying how Oghene’s wedding will end up being like a carnival because so many people would go out of their ways to celebrate with her. This is the principle of sowing and reaping at work. It is applicable to respect, regard etc.
The interesting thing with sowing is that that the law of multiplication applies: you tend to get more than you gave. If you sow bad stuff, the bad stuff you receive back will overwhelm you. A few seeds of orange make a big tree yielding lots of fruit. Watch what you sow.
Do you sow discord amongst friends or do you seek to douse disagreements? Do you sow love wherever you go or do you have an acidic attitude? If you have a rash/brash attitude and still have loads of friends, it is likely you have something they want and are willing to endure and put up with your excesses just to acquire it. Once they’re done, they’re gone! I pray God helps us in this area.
The book of Samuel is quite an eye opening read and there are so many things I am gathering from it. I can’t wait to do a proper series on it!
That’s all folks (for now)
PS: forgive any disjointedness as the unedited workings of my overactive mind!