From the archives of Evelyn Roberts

And [God] Who provides seed for the sower…will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing. – II Corinthians 9:10 (Amplified)

Several years ago, I was asked to speak to the children in my grandson’s third-grade class. I was going to speak on Seed-Faith, but it is a pretty big subject for a third-grader to understand. Then the Lord gave me an idea. Somebody had given me a plant that died. So I stirred up the dirt that was left in the little basket and planted some seeds in it.

I took the basket to school and the children were very excited and curious. I told them that I had planted seeds in the basket. I said, “I brought this so I could talk to you about Seed-Faith. Seed-Faith is something you do, and when you do it, you do it as unto the Lord, and you expect something to come back to you.”

I explained, “When you go out on the playground and see a little girl or boy off in a corner and they have nobody to play with, you can plant a seed of faith in their life by saying, ‘I’ll play with you. I’ll be your friend.’ The Lord will bless you for that good seed you plant.”

“But, if you go over to a lonely little child and kick him; that is a seed too. It’s a bad seed. When you plant good seeds, you’ll get them multiplied back to you in the form of something good. When you plant bad seeds, you’re going to get back something bad.”

“I’ll leave this basket here with you,” I said. “If I planted good seeds, you will see them come up. If I planted bad seeds, nothing good will happen.”

When I left, the teacher had each child write a sentence or two about what they had learned from my talk and she sent them to me. I shall never forget what one little boy wrote: “Down with bad seeds and up with good seeds!”

That’s what I’d like to say to you today, “Down with bad seeds and UP with good seeds!” Sometimes you don’t want to plant good seeds into the lives of people who aren’t good to you. But your seeds will bless their lives. And God, in turn, will bless your life.