Just A Thought – October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019
Just A Thought – October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019

How Are You Sowing?

As a society, we’re moving farther away from a farmer operation in our lives. We don’t plant our crops and thus not harvest them. We simply go to the store and pick and choose the items we need. Now you may look more closely at some produce and decide to go organic or not. But you aren’t experiencing the opportunity to actually plant your seeds and reap a harvest in the natural.

2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV –“ He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”

In this verse Paul is giving us a picture of how we should operate whether we’re actually farmers or not. It applies to each of us, no matter where we live or what we do for a living.

Notice there’s not a problem with enough supply of seed because he clearly states that God supplies seed to the sower. So, the first step is to become a sower. Now you may have heard many a sermons on you’d better sow what you have because if you don’t, you won’t have a harvest. The harvest isn’t dependent on you in that sense; it is dependent on God who supplies what you need. Let’s change our minds and see God as our supplier—of seed and of a bounty harvest.

God’s supply doesn’t stop with whatever seed you have. God’s covered your food—what you eat. Your seed may be time spent with family, loving and encouraging them. It may be in writing encouraging notes to others who are at low points. It could be many different things. God’s supplying you with what you need to share with others, which in turn, provides for yourself.

Another aspect we glean from this scripture is that God is the one to multiply our seed sown. Whereas farmers usually anticipate a certain percentage of their crops will grow with another percentage not surviving. However, God adds to what is sown which is an interesting thought. He’s adding (multiplying) to what He’s already provided! The only requirement is that you sow.

With a thankful and willing heart, you sow—plant—what you have. Each day. As you do in love, you’ll find your sowing increases and flourishes.

Let’s become more God-dependent and less self-dependent. Let’s find out what seed the Lord has given us, and be willing to plant it, give it. Let’s experience what He gives us multiplying and meeting many needs (and this isn’t necessarily monies). Blessings are in sowing. Be ready to sow bountifully. It’ll bless your socks off!

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