I'm convinced. Abundant seed sowing works. I'm a little slow but I think I've finally got this one.
Over the past few months in many places in South Asia we've seen a major increase in what we call "abundant sowing." What does that mean exactly? Its pretty simple, a lot more people are hearing the good news and a lot more people are sharing their testimonies more often. What is the result? More people are coming to Christ. Sound basic? It is, but for some reason we are slow to "get it" on a personal level.
Jesus talked about this in Matthew 13, the parable we all know but forget- the Parable of the Farmer Scattering Seed. When we read this parable, it actually seems like he wasn't a very smart farmer. Why didn't he just sow in the good soil only? The key wasn’t being smart about where he sowed the seed. The key was sowing seed everywhere, wherever he went. Naturally some seed (3/4th in fact) didn’t end up leading to fruit that lasted. But because he sowed enough, some did and those seeds produced the incredible multiplication he wanted.
I’ve been praying lately, Lord make me an abundant sower. I know that if I share with 20 or 30 people, at least some of those efforts will find good soil! If I stop with 3, maybe not.
In one place I know of a few disciples shared last month with 252 people. 23 believed. In another place, another group shared with 80 people and 14 believed. Abundant sowing works! Don't stop sharing if you don't see fruit right away or it grows but withers.