I begin my day by reading devotions written by bloggers, authors, speakers, and saints who now stand in the presence of the Lord. Their words encourage, uplift, leave me points to ponder and verses to cherish.
Words spread across the continents through books, magazines, and newspapers. Approximately 153 million blogs exist on the internet. I sit here at my computer and wish I could blog like Ann Voskamp, speak like Beth Moore, write deep theology like C.S. Lewis, and sing like… well…anyone who can actually sing.
However, I know I’m me. And the cool thing is, God doesn’t make clones. We don’t have to be like anyone else. God made me to be me, and you to be you. Your style of delivery, how you speak and how you write, will be different from others. Your situation and circumstances bring unique perspectives.
We all scatter word seeds. Every word spoken, every letter written for God’s glory, is tailor made for delivery and tailor made for the receiver.
So my seed-sowing friends, keep feeding on God’s Word, so you may keep scattering worthy seeds.
“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harest of your righteousness” (2 Corinthians 9:10 NIV).
Lisa Buffaloe is contributing author for The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter. Her articles have appeared in Angels on Earth magazine, as well as Guideposts, Rest Ministries, (in)courage.me, and others. She’s an active member of writing organizations and critique groups, leads Bible studies, and speaks to writer and women’s groups. Her manuscripts have placed as finalists in the 2011 Women of Faith and the 2010 ACFW Genesis writing contests, and won awards with other distinguished writing contests. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter
16 thoughts on “Scattering Seeds”
Beautiful blog post today and so true! Love it. Spreading His Word! Blessings to all, BJ
Thank you, BJ. Keep scattering your word seeds too. Blessings to you!
Good post, Lisa.
Yes, yes, and amen! God didn’t call us to be like anyone other than Jesus.
And like the many facets of a diamond we all shine in His light in the way
He designed for us.
Amen, Patty! Keep that light shining bright, girlfriend!
Thanks Lisa! Good reminder not to compare myself to others and so get discouraged. I can only be who God made ME to be.
Natalia, and I love hearing you read your work. I love the you, God made you to be!
Great post…..God says for us to plant the seed and He will bring it to fruition…….
Hugs and blessings,
Amen, Nancy! How cool that God allows us to be a part of planting something that He will cause to grow. 🙂
Hugs and blessings to you!
Very true. We aren’t clones, and even though we may not reach the masses of people a Beth Moore or C.S. Lewis can reach, we can reach people they can’t. I think that’s all God asks of us. Good post.
Amen, Warren! I love watching how God is using all of us in different ways. Thank you for touching the lives and scattering the seeds you do for God!
What a word of encouragement to me! Tomorrow, I will teaching at our Greater Harvest Workshops and your post is timely and inspiring. I named the workshops that to focus on being a seed sower with everything we write. Thank you!
How fun, Donna! Isn’t that cool how God confirms the work of our hands. You are planting and sowing seeds in their lives so that they also may plant and sow!
If everyone wrote exactly the same, we would all get very bored
very quickly, I love the variety of what God is saying through a
bunch of Christian writers and speakers. Blessings Ms.Lisa!
Amen, Poppa! I love how you write and encourage so many others. Blessings to you, sweet brother!
Lisa, I’m so glad God doesn’t make clones. I’m glad you are you! I like reading what you write. I wouldn’t want you to be like everyone else. Keep scattering those seeds! You’re a great seed-sower! Blessings, dear one!
Awww thank you, sweet Lynn! I love reading the seeds you scatter too! Blessings, sweet friend!