The wise writer of Ecclesiastes tells a women who love God to “cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days” (11:1). This principle for living a life of faith alludes to the agricultural practice of throwing seed upon water or soggy ground and then waiting for it to produce a harvest.
Like a farmer, at times you must take a risk in order to enjoy the rewards of faith. You must step out before you can receive Gods blessings. When Egyptian Pharaoh ordered every male baby born to the Jews to be drowned in the Nile, Jochebed was forced to take a chance with her “seed”. She hid her baby for three months. She was casting her bread- her beloved son – upon the waters. Later she was given the baby to keep and nurse. Her seed of faith sprouted.
What challenge in your life requires a risk of faith? Are you sending your child off to school or university? Off to a new married life, off to a job in another city or country, off to serve God on a mission field or ministry? Do you feel you’re losing him or her? Have faith and be courageous. Take a risk and let go. Trust God that you will eventually reap His blessings
Rev. P. Mosia