Sowing and reaping


Had an interesting guest speaker yesterday at church.  He was a representative for Mercy Ministries, and is a missionary that our church sponsors.  Yesterday was part of our Missions Convention.  One thing that this individual said was that as missionaries, they were responsible to practice what they preached.  Interesting concept, which I fully agree with.  He went on to say that whenever they (he and his wife) receive any gift (financial or otherwise) they sow half (put it back into the ministry) and play with the remainder.  Sounds fair to me.

 

It just so happened that this missionary couple arrived at the restaurant where my husband and I were having our after service lunch.  In fact, two other couples from the church walked in at the same time, and asked to join us.  We were delighted to oblige.  As the conversation progressed, the missionary couple began to talk about the hospitality basket that the pastoral staff had provided in their room.   Mrs. Missionary went on to talk about the Russell Stover box of chocolates.  My ears perked up, and I asked if she had sown half of that harvest, because chocolates were always a welcome treat.  She laughed, and said she had not, but I was next in line.

 

We all laughed, and carried on our conversation.   Later that evening, when my family arrived for the end of the mission conference, Mr. Missionary said that Mrs. Missionary had something for me.   I wondered what it could be, as our conversation had covered so many topics over lunch.  I approached her, and she held out the box of chocolates.  Sure enough, the box was half empty, herself enjoying her part of the harvest, and then sowing  the rest in my direction.   I chuckled, and thought, what a great opportunity to play it forward.  I carried that box of chocolates around all evening, in hopes that someone would ask me why,  and I could sow half of my harvest.

 

The evening consisted of several parts:  meet and greet; dinner; meet and greet; service; and after service general mingling.  I had the box of chocolates in my hand or visible the entire time, and not one person inquired as to the appropriateness of bringing a box of chocolates to a missions conference.

 

I had high hopes of sowing half my harvest.  There was no fertile ground. I found this very interesting, as almost all the people at the end of the conference had been at the Sunday morning meeting concerning sowing and reaping.   As I have pondered this event, I wondered if there are other instances where I have abundance to sow, but do not see fertile ground.  More importantly, are there opportunities to harvest that I miss?

 

Just a few points to ponder for a Monday morning,

 

Until next time,

 

Polly

 

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About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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