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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sowing the seeds

(Sowing the seeds of love) anything is possible
(Seeds of love) when you're sowing the seeds of love
(Sowing the seeds of love)
(Sowing the seeds of love) anything is possible
(Seeds of love) sowing the seeds of love (Sowing the seeds)

I spy tears in their eyes
They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention
Food goes to waste, so nice to eat, so nice to taste

Feel the pain, talk about it, if you're a worried man then shout about it
Open hearts, feel about it, open minds, think about it
Everyone read about it, everyone scream about it

Time to eat all your words, swallow your pride, open your eyes
High time we made a stand (time to eat all your words)
And shook up the views of the common man (swallow your pride)

(Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love)
We're sowing the seeds (sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds of love, we're sowing the seeds (seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds, an end to need, and the politics of greed with love
(Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love)
(Sowing the seeds, an end to need, and the politics of greed with love)
(Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love)
(Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love)
~ Tears for Fears

Faith is to believe what you do not see. You do not see God and you do not see His miracles and His love but when you have faith, you believe.
And the reward for your believe in this faith is to see what you believe.
Generation after generation stands in awe of God's work; each one tells stories of His mighty acts.
When I was in California, I went to areas where giant Oak trees were planted more than a hundred years ago. When they were planted some 150-200 years ago, the people who planted them knew that they will not have the opportunity in their lifetime to see the tree mature. Yet they planted these trees so that many generations after them would enjoy the shade of these giant oaks.
Just like that, we need to also plant giant spiritual oaks in our life to leave a legacy, we need to sow the seeds of love now even if we are never to see the tree mature in our lifetime. To do this, we need to know what we are planting, where we are planting and why.
Every day, every moment, with every action, we are planting something. But what exactly are we planting? What is the effect of our words, actions and intentions on those around us and those ahead of us? What harvest will be reaped?
When we plant seeds of love and seeds of faith, then we are planting something that will grow.
Sometimes, when you look at a seed and a pebble, there is not much physical difference but of course they are vastly different. A pebble has not life but in that one little seed, it is full of life.
Yet, some of us plant pebbles or have big impressive rock gardens - a big bank account, a big reputation, a big house, a fancy car. If all you are doing and accumulating is things to try to impress people, the moment you are dead, your influence dies with you.
The seed has to go into the ground, and in silence, die and in death, open up and bring forth a new life. We need to die to ourselves - to our selfish desires, goals and dreams - and plant an unselfish seed.
Invest in people's life and our legacy becomes like the giant oak providing life for generations to come.

Once you are the seed, remember to plant it in the right soil. All seeds have potential but if planted in bad soil, there will be no life.

People who are not interested in spiritual things are just living for themselves and planting selfish seeds. The impact of them is like footprints on the beach, here today, gone tomorrow.

Next soil is comfortable life - people who commit to God but that's it, not going or growing any deeper in their relationship with Him. When problems arrive, they give up.

Having a Life with God is not about comfort, it is about character. God grows our character when we plant seeds of faith.

Yet another seed is crowded life. This seed begins to grow and then nobody takes care, so the thorns and weeds run rampant and the young plant is choked out in the crowded life. Most of us are like this. Our days are crowded with so many things, many may be good, but soon the busyness chokes our most valuable resource out and we don't have tome for our relationship with God.

Final soil is the rich fertile soil - the God's soil of truth. These people will receive God's truth and plant it deeply in their lives like I have. And yield an impact that is hopefully felt for generations.

Finally why are we planting? What is our purpose or goal in life?

A man reaps what he sows. If you plant temporary things, you'll harvest temporary things. If you plant eternal seeds, you get eternal fruit. If you plant generosity, you will reap generosity. If you give grace and compassion, you will reap grace and compassion.

You reap what you sow, but you reap a lot more than what you sow. If you plant an apple seed, you get a tree full of apples.

When we commit to God and commit to loving others selflessly, we will get a bumper crop of blessings in our lives. We will shelter future generations and leave a timeless legacy. Sow the seeds of love, God's love.

Take care and be well.

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