Sow & Gather


The Twenty-five Cent Bible

Psalm, Prayer, seekSow & Gather - Tamera B.Comment

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 

In a world of fast food, Amazon Prime, and smartphones the skill of waiting is hard to practice.    

A couple of years ago a dear friend of mine was in need of a new Bible. The Bible, given to her when she began her Christian walk, was coming apart at the seams, literally. 

She checked into having the binding restored, but it cost as much as a new Bible and her tight budget didn’t allow for either one. She knew that God would provide a Bible for her in His timing so she prayed and waited while carrying that Bible with rubber bands keeping it together.  

Pray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God’s will.
— Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853) English clergyman

The library in her local town also sold books. One afternoon while she was there gathering books with her children, she decided to stop off at the library book store. On the shelf in the “Religion” section sat a brand new, burgundy leather, New Living Translation Bible for twenty-five cents.  She couldn’t believe her eyes as she knew who had provided that Bible for her. 

To this day she carries around that Bible with the twenty-five cent sticker on the inside cover as a reminder of the Lord’s provision. She never misses an opportunity to glorify God every time she opens it! He always provides what we need when we need it. We just have to wait and pray for the eyes to see it. 

Dig Deeper |

Matthew 21:22; Psalm 62:5-6; Luke 11:9-10

Action Item |

Believe that God will supply all your needs, pray, and wait on Him.   

Prayer |

Dear Father, in the morning I will pray to You and eagerly watch and wait. Amen.

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Sow & Gather - Devotionals That Connect

seek, honor, encourageSow & Gather - Tamera B.Comment
Sowing God’s Word. Gathering Women’s Hearts.

The Women of FBC Grapevine yearn for connection with God's word and other women.  Devos - in a blog format - allow us to connect with one another over a virtual cup of coffee. 

Our gathering place is for you and your neighbor - from across the street, the town, the state or the country.

As part of the SHE Women's ministry, the contributors to Sow & Gather strive daily to Seek, Honor, and Encourage.

Seek |

The contributors of Sow & Gather wholeheartedly SEEK Him through prayer and Bible study. Our eyes are fixed on eternity so we may

discover Him (Jeremiah 9:13)

be blessed by Him (Psalm 119:2)

be strengthened by Him (Psalm 105:4)

bless others (Psalm 122:9)

and seek good for our brothers and sisters in Christ (1 Corinthians 10:24).

Honor |

The contributors of Sow & Gather wholeheartedly live to HONOR Him.  Because of who He is we will

honor Him with our resources (Proverbs 3:9)

join those unseen in honoring His name (Revelations 4:9)

humble ourselves to honor others so they know we are His disciples (Romans 12:10).

Encourage |

The contributors of Sow & Gather wholeheartedly live to

walk beside the fainthearted (I Thessalonians 5:14)

build one another up (I Thessalonians 5:11)

encourage each other to remain true in faith (Acts 11:23).

We pray you will gather with us and share God's word with your sisters, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  We also ask for your prayers that we will always Seek, Honor, and Encourage.

Love and Blessings,

Sow & Gather Contributors (August 17, 2015)