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Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 2

“Beloved is beyond anything we ourselves can imagine. One of the greatest acts of faith is to believe that the few years we live on this earth are like a little seed planted in a very rich soil. For this seed to bear fruit, it must die. We often see or feel only the dying, but the harvest will be abundant even when we ourselves are not the harvesters.

How different would our life be were we truly able to trust that it multiplied in being given away! How different would our life be if we could but believe that every little act of faithfulness, every gesture of love, every word of forgiveness, ever little bit of joy and peace will multiply and multiply as long as there are people to receive it…and that — even then — there will be leftovers!”

Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) in Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World (New York: Crossroad, 2002) 123.

I’m at home working on a project that has the potential to bring abundant impact for generations after me should our Lord Jesus Christ tarry His return. Perhaps you’ve worked on such projects. For this reason, I am sitting in the idea of what it means to sow my life like a little seed to produce an abundant harvest for those after me.

Nouwen sets forth a profound truth for us: “One of the greatest acts of faith is to believe that the few years we live on this earth are like a little seed planted in a very rich soil.” Will you believe this with me? We can multiply the impact of our lives by giving them away with intentionality and generosity for God’s glory.

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