Tuesday, June 19, 2007

5 Questions

So today I bought something for someone. I'd been thinking about buying it for a while and when I gave it to this person, she was like, "Wow, praise the Lord!" It was very cool, and I was happy I'd given it to her. But her response started me wondering if God had wanted me to buy this certain something for her. And that train of thought got going and expanded to something bigger.

I decided to give everyone a peek into the mind of Sam and pose some questions. This is basically how my train of thought went:

1) When you do something nice for someone, does God count that as sowing into someone's life?
I'm thinking yes. But no scriptural basis springs to mind to support it; this is just Sammieology

2) If yes, does God look at everything parents do for their kids and count it as sowing?
Again, I'm thinking yes. I've heard pastors and teachers at parenting conferences talk about sowing into the lives of children. Again, no immediate scriptural basis at the front of my mind.

3) If, in fact, it is sowing, what kind of harvest can you expect from that?

4) Does it work both ways? If kids do positive things to bless their parents, will they reap a harvest?

5) Can you reap a spiritual harvest off of something that you enjoyed doing? Or isn't the enjoyment itself a harvest of sorts?

All this pondering got me thinking about Donald Trump. I understand that when he sells one of his buildings, he has it rigged up that he gets paid when he sells it, AND he gets paid again every time the building changes owners. That seemed blasted greedy, audacious, and bold... But this guy asks and he receives. He gets out there and does things that most people would be too mousy to try. I'm sure God is pleased with some of that boldness.

What would happen if we went to God with that kind of boldness? Asked for the sun, moon, and the stars AND the rights to 98% of the profit off of every film, picture, story, or ad they were in? Haha, now I'm just cracking myself up!

God's just too good to be true. If the answers questions 1, 2, 4, and 5 are "yes", that's honestly mind-blowing to me.

Man.

1 comment:

Heart Cry... said...

Okay, I'm finally leaving a comment on this...
I read a scripture about sowing and reaping that I was thinking about on Saturday (this might be a bit long)...
"You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life [germinating, spring in, and growing] unless it dies first. Nor is the seed you sow then the body which it is going to have [later], but it is a naked kernel, perhaps of wheat or some of the rest of the grains. But God gives to it the body that He plans and sees fit, and to each kind of seed a body of its own." 1 Corinthians 15: 36-38
My thought was...So, if I sow a seed of my time or finances, it won't look the same at harvest time. A seed goes into the ground and dies. A new body, that God chose, comes up. I'm sure there's more here, but that's what I thought of. (I guess this goes more toward the lines of question 3.)
I like your post by the way. =)