As we prepare to sow our Resurrection Seed on Good Friday, we'd do well to remember that we are not merely contributing a significant offering to help meet a church budget – we are benefitting from God's principles of sowing and reaping! And the more we understand about those laws, the sooner we will benefit from what God wants to do in our lives when we obey Him.
The answer to your greatest miracle need has been prepared for you. But you must first activate it by sowing a seed. We really do reap what we sow! As Good Friday approaches be sure to not only prepare your finances to sow a seed, but also prepare your hearts to receive what you need most from God in this season of your life.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
"Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving–all because God loves hilarious generosity! Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything–every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. Just as the Scriptures say about the one who trusts in him:
Because he has sown extravagantly and given to the poor,
his kindness and generous deeds will never be forgotten.
"This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even more extravagant toward you. First he supplies every need, plus more. Then he multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that the harvest of your generosity will grow. You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion, for when we take your gifts to those in need, it causes many to give thanks to God.
"The priestly ministry you are providing through your offering not only supplies what is lacking for God’s people, it inspires an outpouring of praises and thanksgiving to God himself. For as your extremely generous offering meets the approval of those in Jerusalem, it will cause them to give glory to God–all because of your loyal support and allegiance to the gospel of Christ, as well as your generous-hearted partnership with them toward those in need. Because of this extraordinary grace, which God has lavished on you, they will affectionately remember you in their prayers. Praise God for his astonishing gift, which is far too great for words!" (TPT).
- Genesis 2 records that God planted a garden in Eden. But He didn't speak to the seed He planted; He spoke to the ground! He commanded the ground to make the garden spring forth.
- Everything necessary for your harvest is in the soil. In order for there to be a harvest, there needs to be a connection between the soil and a seed. And, because everything in the natural mirrors the reality of the spiritual, the soil of a soul-winning ministry is where your seed belongs if you want to reap a harvest!
- When a seed is planted in the soil, the first thing the soil does to produce a harvest is to break down the hard outer shell of the seed. Similarly, the Holy Spirit works in the believer's life to break down his or her shell. Water added to the soil brings pressure to the seed, and in the spiritual there is no harvest without pressure either!
- Sow, not according to the magnitude of your resources, but according to the magnitude of your Source!
Thank You for your provision of Jesus Christ as the seed through which You reaped me and my house as part of Your family! I am thankful that I am attached to a house that has proven for decades to be fertile soil for Your Kingdom.
Order my steps, that I may sow a seed that pleases You, that I may benefit from a harvest that shows who You are in my circles of influence. Show me how You would have me glorify You, that I may be found faithful in this season.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – Jehovah Joshua Messiah – I pray. Amen!