Thought for the week by pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

 'Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.'  2 Corinthians 9:6


This principle is true in all of life: the more you put into something the more you'll get out of it.


It's true about our Christian journey and our church life. We become very disgruntled when we don't get something out of anything. We attend church and we don't get anything from the service; we read our Bibles and they aren't speaking to us. We complain like spoilt children, "It isn't fair, God isn't speaking to me!" What we don't realise is that God has been speaking to us all along. He might not be saying what we want to hear or in the sensational way we would like to encounter Him but He is speaking to us in that quiet way where we just know what we should do.

If we don't listen to Him when He speaks and we choose to ignore what He says we have no right to complain when we don't get anything from church or from our Bibles.


If we sow sparingly, if we listen to God sparingly, if we are obedient sparingly then we shall reap blessing sparingly too. If we sow generously, if we listen to His voice eagerly and obey Him willingly then He shall give us generously.


Therefore wherever you are today, whatever your spiritual position, listen to that still small voice and obey it willingly. It will only lead you on to hear His voice more clearly and receive more abundantly from His provision. Then you will be like those who said:


'Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”'

Psalm 126:2