Multiply

This is going to maybe sound a little crazy coming from  someone with 6 kids, but I don’t believe that verse in Genesis about being fruitful and multiplying really has anything to do with the number of kids you have or even child bearing at all. I’m going to kick it old school with the King James Version:

“And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.” Genesis 9:7

There are lots of things that can bring forth fruit in your life.  There is a lot that you can multiply and bring forth abundantly. I mean, sure, that could be having kids. Honestly, my husband and I have six kids because we wanted six kids not because I’m performing some duty set forth in Genesis. But anyway…

Are you an amazing musician? Be fruitful and multiply that. Fill the Earth abundantly.

Are you super good at math? Be fruitful and multiply that. Fill the Earth abundantly.

Are you gifted at working with kids? Be fruitful and multiply that. Fill the Earth abundantly.

Do you love to write? Be fruitful and multiply that. Fill the Earth abundantly.

Have a knack for sales? Be fruitful and multiply that. Fill the Earth abundantly.

Are you a really good friend and listener? Be fruitful and multiply that. Fill the Earth abundantly.

God gives us our gifts, talents, and passions for a reason and I believe the reason is found in this verse. We are to use what we have to benefit the people around us. That thing that you absolutely love and enjoy and are just good at? Yeah, God wants you to use that.  He wants you to be fruitful and multiply that gift. So, go, and fill the Earth abundantly with what He has given you.

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