What does this mean to you?? I think it means…live life!! Engage the world. Get involved!! “Cast your bread upon the waters, for joy will find it after many days” – invest in the world around you, use what God has given you, and you will get your investment returned and then some!! Use your abilities. Then..diversify. “Give a portion to seven, yes, even [divide it] to eight, for you know not what evil may come upon the earth.” We are not just talking about money here. In carrying out the great commission, the apostle Paul modeled this. He went to the Jews, the Samaritans, the Romans, each group he would bring the gospel to in a different way, his stated goal was to win as many to Christ as possible. “He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.” What are the perfect conditions you are waiting for to take that next big step?? How will you know when conditions are perfect?? Stop trying to predict the future, because none of us know what’s coming. We do not understand the plans God has for us. “In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” We should enjoy our lives when we are young, but know that not everything is always smooth sailing. “And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.” There will be the good times, there will be the struggles. Live your life not in fear of what you don’t know or understand, but get out there and mix it up!! Celebrate life!! LIVE life!! Use what have, don’t hoard it!! Just remember…the day of judgement will come. How will you account for what you’ve been given??
“CAST YOUR bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, yes, even [divide it] to eight, for you know not what evil may come upon the earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth; and if a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good. Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. Yes, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all; yet let him [seriously] remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. All that comes is vanity (emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility)! Rejoice, O young man, in your adolescence, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your [full-grown] youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. Therefore remove [the lusts that end in] sorrow and vexation from your heart and mind and put away evil from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity [transitory, idle, empty, and devoid of truth]. [II Cor. 7:1; II Tim. 2:22.]”
Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 AMP
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