God’s Math For Us — Multiplication

When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden his first command to them was, “Be fruitful and multiply.” Genesis. 1:28

After Noah escorted the animals off the ark on dry ground, God’s first command to Noah was, “…be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.” Genesis 9:7.

God is a God of multiplication. He put a seed in every living thing He created so the seedpitners3 would sprout and flourish and create more of the same kind.

He doesn’t expect us to settle in and rest from serving Him and loving others. When I retired I was looking forward to relaxing, traveling, reading and taking power naps.

God had other plans.

Circumstances I could never foresee led me to be a father-figure and “granddaddy” to two beautiful step-granddaughters.

Was it what I planned for myself? No.

Was it part of God’s plan for me to help raise those girls? Yes.

Would I trade one minute of my “retirement”? Absolutely Not! I’m loving every minute of the role God has blessed me with, at 68.

God is teaching me that He doesn’t want me to “settle down”. God planted this seed in me and wants me to multiply His Kingdom. Until He brings us home I believe He expects all His children to “be fruitful and multiply.”

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

2 thoughts on “God’s Math For Us — Multiplication

  1. I love that you are being fruitful in your retirement, Steven. In God’s kingdom it’s called advancement 🙂 . . . *and* multiplication! My husband, too, is sixty-eight and will be retiring shortly. I can’t wait! All the best to you with your lovely grandchildren.


    • Thank you, Lynn, and all the best to you and your husband upon his retirement. I’m exactly where God wants me now and my main purpose in life is helping raise these two grand daughters to grow up to be fruitful servants of the Lord. God bless you and thanks for stopping by and for our great comments.


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