All Parents are Sowers

The Bible makes many references to sowing and reaping. We reap what we sow. In so doing, we also feed others.

This is a simple truth that we all must recognize as parents. God brings us our children in the hope that we will sow in them the values, traits and beliefs that will lead them to live Godly lives. So, I suppose we could say that all parents are also farmers.

Our kids really do not expect perfection in us as parents. Instead, what they look for is authenticity. They look for consistency between what we say and what we do. When they don’t see that consistency, they see hypocrisy. Hyprocicy is bad seed!

There may be no more important role for us than that of parent. It seems ironic that we raise them in order to see them leave our homes, to lead their own lives.

Often, it is the little things we do as parents that have a huge influence on our kids. It is like the mustard seed… something so small that can grow into something so big!

I observe my son and daughter-in-law with great pleasure as they sow the seeds for my granddaughters. The crop will be rich and bountiful.

Praise God!

Shalom, Art

Alive in The Word

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Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News
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8 Responses to All Parents are Sowers

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  3. bethyferg says:

    I wonder do we really ponder the importance of seed sowing in our homes? We sing about sowing seeds in the harvest, yet that harvest starts with the child in our arms.

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  6. Great truths! In my opinion, the biggest need in the world is to develop a Biblical wordview in our children and youth – sow the Seed and keep it watered, ensuring they know WHY they believe WHAT they believe – and then see the benefits in later life. What a pity that many pastors I have spoken with in relation to children’s ministry say they are not interested in children – only adults!

    I believe much of the problem with delinquent youth today is that their parents are reaping what they sowed – a lack of responsibility and accountability.

  7. mtsweat says:

    A great message, Art… one our world desperately needs to hear. We discussed this very topic in our SS class this past week. One of the greatest gifts we can leave our children and grandchildren is our undeniable complete dependence on God for His provision. Somehow, we’ve taught generations of children that we are a self-dependent people… we can do it on our own. We must present Jesus to them by showing them unconditional love and grace, but they must also see our very life breath and provision comes from Him! I fear we’re losing our young ones! We need to be in ceaseless prayer for them! Great words, good friend.

  8. ptl2010 says:

    I can testify to the blessing of having been instructed by my godly mother, on the ways of the Lord, getting into a living relationship with Him, and knowing that His precious promises are all conditional which if we fulfil means we will be blessed. Following the ways I have been taught have spared me a life of shame and so many difficultes which many others have experienced in wayward living. I have, enjoyed a blessed life and am happy in the Lord because of the faithfulness of the Lord to me, as He promised to them who walk in HIs will and ways

    Yes, I urge all parents, grandparents, guardians of kids to spare them suffering from unnecessary effects of waywardness. Please teach them the ways of the Lord, pray for them and commit them to the Lord daily that they will find favour with God as He promises to them who who do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly…
    Psalm 1
    The Righteous
    1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
    nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
    and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
    that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;
    and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper..

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