The superintendent of an iron foundry in Philadelphia was showing a friend through the various departments. In the machine shop an immense beam of steel suspended from the roof got the attention of his friend. He tried to push it but was unable to make it budge, whereupon the superintendent said, “Would you like to see me start that beam to swinging with the aid of a small cork?” “Yes,” he answered. “O.K., if you can give me twenty minutes we will get it moving.”
The superintendent told one of his workers to get a cork and suspend it by a thread parallel with the beam. This being done he set the cork into motion so that it struck the beam in the center. For ten minutes the tiny cork kept swinging backward and forth striking always in the same place and the immense steel beam began to tremble, and before the twenty minutes had passed, was swinging like the pendulum of a clock. The cork consistently striking the huge steel beam had caused it to vibrate until the whole mass was set in motion.
Never underestimate the power of little things. Everything begins small. A small acorn becomes a mighty oak tree. The small kernel of corn produces a cornstalk which produces ears of corn where each ear creates hundreds of seeds which in turn repeat the process. Stop and consider the power that is in a small seed. It can multiply itself a thousand times, feed a family, put money in the bank, and make a person successful.
Consider love as a seed, hate as a seed, money a seed, and giving to others as a seed. A seed is anything that can multiply itself to become more. If you sow the seed of love into others, love will come back to you in many ways. If you sow the seed of kindness to your neighbor you will reap it abundantly. When we sow monetary seeds into the work of God we reap financial blessings.
Let’s listen to what Jesus taught: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom; For with the same measure that ye give withal, it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38). He is saying that whatever we sow we can expect to reap.
The outcome of your future is determined by the seeds you plant today. Many like to blame others for their bad circumstances, but actually, they are reaping the harvest of their seeds. The law of sowing and reaping is as natural as the law of gravity. Nobody can escape these silent laws. “Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
The good news is if a person has sown bad seeds there is forgiveness and he can start sowing good seeds into his future. There is a new life ready to spring up within the life of every person. The reason God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ into the world, was for this very purpose. God sowed Him in the earth to give us a new shot at life. Every person that receives Christ experiences new life. For more info you can visit us at www.JoyChristianMinistries.com
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.