Sow, Give, Abound – 2 Corinthians 9
By Samira Gast
Today’s pick is an artful response to 2 Corinthians 9:
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,
“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.”
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (2 Corinthians 9:6-15, ESV)
Samira Gast is a bargain hunter, lip gloss lover and coffee enthusiast. Since she was a little girl, coloring was one of her favorite activities. Now as an adult, she still gets to play with colors as an artist. Working as a calligrapher has allowed Samira to service clients from all over the world and in various walks of life: fashion icons to Olympians, brides to business owners. However, at the end of the day, what inspires her to be the most creative is God revealing Himself through nature, Scripture and what he is up to in her own life. Samira works alongside her supportive husband, who tries to keep her singing to a controlled level while they work. Check out Samira’s work and see what she is up to on her blog at SamiraGast.com and at her Etsy store.