Devotional Mar. 9th, 2020

Grace at Work

Monday, March 9th – Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 (ESV)


“Cast your bread upon the waters,
    for you will find it after many days.
Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,
    for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.”

When I first approached these verses, I had no idea what to make of them. After consulting many journals from people who have way more experience than I do, I came to the following conclusions: There are multiple ways to read the first verse. My favorite way to read verse one actually reads “Sow your seeds” rather than cast your bread. Looking at it this way, we can sum it up much simpler.  Sow your seed anywhere you go. Don’t hesitate on whether or not you should, or who to give it to. You never know what is going to happen tomorrow. What does this mean for us as believers? How can we sow seeds? Are you prepared to provide the stimulus for growth at any moment?


Feel free to reflect on that, and then pray this with me.
Lord, thank you for providing for me.
Thank you for doing what is best in every circumstance.
Lord I pray that you would reignite my fervor for you. I pray that every interaction I have would be a seed planted for You.  As we are going through this Capital Campaign, give us the sense of urgency needed for a world with no promise of tomorrow. Give me the strength and the boldness needed to cast my bread upon the water.
You are the only way that we can grow.
Thank you for being who you are.
In Jesus name,


– Allison DeJong