Nov. 11 * 2 Corinthians 9:6 * Countdown to Nov. 23

I’m excited you’ve joined our church family in the 2nd week of this exciting adventure as we experience The Power of Everyone coming together to thank and seek God.  For 21 days leading up to Sunday, Nov. 23rd,  we’ve committed to pray, fast and seek God’s direction personally and for our church.  I hope you’ll pause at 10pm each night and pray for about 10 minutes; do this individually, as a couple, or as a family.

 

During the days leading up to Nov. 23 and our Celebration Offering and the Thanksgiving Family Festival, I’ll list a scripture for you to read and consider.  I’ll also share a few thoughts of my own, but my primary desire is that you ask God to reveal to you what this passage means in your life and how you should apply it as you think about what God would have you do.  I would also ask that you pray and ask God to speak to the hearts of all the people in our church about this particular passage concerning what they should do.  It’s already been a great adventure.  Can’t wait to see what this week brings.

 Bless you – Pastor BJ

 

 

Nov. 11                 2 Corinthians 9:6

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

 

Every year when my father-in-law planted his fields, he didn’t spend all the time plowing and preparing the soil and then sprinkle a few seeds here and there.  He sowed (planted) a lot of seed.  Why?  Because he wanted a lot of crop.   It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure this verse out.  If you plant only a few seeds you won’t have much of a harvest.  If you’re generous in your planting, your return will be generous.  This principle relates to every aspect of your life including your finances.    I heard of a man once who asked his pastor if he should tithe (give 10%) on his gross income or the net.  The Pastor simply asked: How do you want God to bless you – on the net or the gross?  Sow generously and you will reap generously.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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