I have been thinking about the power of the seed for the past few days and
the Lord has been speaking to my heart to write a message on this subject.
I believe the seed when understood correctly can greatly improve people's
lives and show them that many of our blessings and our cursings come from
the seeds that we've sown. I hope this message shows you the importance
of sowing seed correctly and the great benefits that come from
understanding the seed.
One thing we should understand is that we sow seeds every day either in
our own lives or in the lives of others. We sow seeds physically,
emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Every seed that we sow brings its
own harvest either for good or for bad. When we do something kind for
others such as giving them a gift, we are sowing seeds of blessings and
joy. When we say a kind word, we are sowing seeds of love and affirmation.
When we pray for others and ask God to meet their need or help them in an
area that they are struggling, we are sowing seeds of hope, mercy and
grace. When we acknowledge a deed well done or compliment someone on a
talent they possess, we are sowing seeds of encouragement.
Every seed that we sow will fall into the soil of someone's heart. It will
take root, grow and bring to fruition what was planted by us the sower.
That is why we must be conscious to what we are saying and doing to others.
We are either planting good seeds to bless, encourage and strengthen them
or we are planting bad seeds that will discourage others and make them
doubt their true greatness. Let us remember the power of our actions and
be diligent in lifting others up and showing them the true greatness that
lies within their being.
Another area concerning the seed is giving to God financially. How do we
give to God? In the Old Testament all people were commanded to give a
tenth of what they had back to God and that would ensure their continued
blessing from Him. As New Testament Christians, we are not commanded to
give 10% of our income, but we are told to give as much as comes from our
heart. We read in 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Every man according as he purposeth
in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God
loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward
you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to
every good work.” We are told to give cheerfully and because we do, God
will make His grace abound towards us.
Just as seeds take root in the soil and grow and brings its own harvest,
so it is with those who give financially to God. The Lord is able to
multiply the seed given and return it back to the giver. The Lord Jesus
declares in Luke 6:38 “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be
measured to you again.” If we place our money in banks and we receive the
small interest that we do, then how much more will God multiply our seed
for being obedient to His Word and giving cheerfully from our hearts. The
Lord even challenges us to give so that we can see how faithful He really
is. We read in Malachi 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the
LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
What we must remember is that everything begins with the seed. Whether it
is a plant, a food or a human being, it all started with a seed. Before a
farmer can harvest his fruits, vegetables or grains, he must first plant
the appropriate seeds that will give him the harvest he needs. Then he
must be diligent to fertilize, water and watch over his seeds to make sure
they are healthy and growing in order to finally bring him his harvest.
So it is with us. We are to sow our seeds with diligence and keep them
watered with our prayers so when our harvest comes in, it will be well
worth our wait.
I challenge you to be a giver in life. Sow your seeds consciously. Say
kind words, do kind deeds, lift others up, and give from your whole heart
so that God may be able to return it back to you multiplied many times
over. Where should you give? Wherever it is needed. Give to your church,
give to the ministry that feeds you spiritually, give to the shelters that
help others, give to the places where you can see fruit coming forth from
it. Give to the place that is blessed because that is good ground with
good soil and will return to you a good harvest.
The wonderful thing about seeds is they multiply greatly when planted in
good ground and the amount of harvest you receive is directly related to
the amount of seeds that you've sown. The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians
9:6 “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” A farmer
doesn't go looking for the harvest he never planted and it is the same with
us. We shouldn't expect to reap in places where we've never planted. When
we give cheerfully with an open heart, we can expect to receive the same
in kind. A simple quote I love says “Givers gain”. It may sound opposite
to some, but the giver knows all too well how true it is. Be encouraged
to try it for yourself and receive the blessing of being a giver. Always
remember the one who gives the most also gains the most!
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season
we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us
do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Galatians 6:7-8 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of
the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the
Spirit reap life everlasting.”
Romans 12:19-21 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give
place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay,
saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst,
give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Proverbs 8:32-36 “Now therefore hearken unto Me, O ye children: for blessed
are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it
not. Blessed is the man that heareth Me, watching daily at My gates,
waiting at the posts of My doors. For whoso findeth Me findeth life, and
shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth
his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry