Every so often, God brings a writing to mind, to remind me…and you. Today was one of those days, I want to share a writing with you that is timeless. Not only that, but one we need to be reminded of often, at least I do.
It started with an email from one of our precious partners, here is what she said;
So, we were digging up some sweet potatoes today. And we got a great amount, we re-planted what looked like it could benefit. Then brought the potatoes in to wash….my husband was washing them, and found two that, looked like they were made for planting, not for eating, they were covered in eyes, and they each had a tip that was all green, ready to turn into a leafy top. It just jumped at me though…”some harvest is not for eating, it’s seed for planting”…He provides seed to the sower and bread to eater, and my confession is I’m a sower and an eater! We’ll keep it sowing, and He’ll keep it growing and reaping! Looking forward to sowing into your blessed ministry in this glorious year!! And I do remember my commitment to you for this month, can’t hardly wait!! The Lord has set-up a wonderful opportunity for me and our family, and I’m very excited about it! I’ll be keeping you updated on it as it develops! Believing for great things this year. God bless!!
This is a profound truth to me. Some harvest is not for eating, it’s seed for planting.
I was blessed by her email. I began to think about how God gives seed to the sower.
2 Corinthians 9:10 says; Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
God gives seed to those who will sow it. That’s His principle.
However, as I was reading about seed to the sower I came across another scripture. It is found in Isaiah 55:10; For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.
This caused me to see things from a whole different perspective. God causes it to rain on the seed. That seed grows and feeds the eaters. However, it doesn’t stop there. That same seed continues to give more seed to the sower.
After reading this scripture I couldn’t help but remember what God has spoken to me over and over again about rain. This is found in Zechariah 14:17; the word of God says:
On those who do NOT worship, on them there will be no rain.
If there is no rain, there will be no harvest and no seed to the sower. Worship produces rain. Rain produces harvest. And rain produces more seed.
If you are a sower, you will also be a reaper. It is a promise from the Bible. However, if you don’t sow, you won’t reap. That too, is a promise.
God has promised that He will give seed to the sower…if you need seed to sow…it is available to you through His word.
Ask God for seed. Then worship Him for that seed. Thank Him for that seed, praise Him for that seed. He longs to give you seed to sow. He wants his kingdom established on this earth in prosperity. He wants YOU to prosper. He wants His church to prosper. It is our promise. You must realize it begins with our seed. It begins with our faithfulness to God in our giving.
Some harvest is for eating. Some is seed for planting. This is so good. Such awesome insight. And so true.
Recognize this truth. Some harvest is for eating. And some is for planting. Determine to plant what needs to be planted. If you don’t, there will be no harvest in the next season.
Do you want a continual harvest? Of course! We all do! We must, then, plant in every season. We cannot plant in one season and skip three seasons. Well, we can. But we can’t expect a harvest when we are not sowing seed or planting.
I see this even in my personal vegetable garden. I am harvesting vegetables now. I am also setting aside seed, from the harvested vegetable, to plant in the next season. I want harvest in every season of my life.
Some harvest is not for eating, it is seed for planting. Today, purpose in your heart to continue to harvest. And to continue to plant. As you do, may your harvest be without end.
Meditate on this:
The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. Matthew 13:24