As I went about planting seeds in my garden today, an email I once received from a partner came to mind.  Every now and then God reminds me of this email, and I am so glad He does.

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 remains a profound truth to me even though it had been several years since I first received this email.

Some harvest is not for eating, it’s seed for planting.

I was blessed by her email that day, and I feel the same way today.  The first time I read it, I began to think about how God gives seed to the sower.

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. 2 Corinthians 9:10 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.

As I meditated on this scripture it 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 even 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.

Some harvest is not for eating, it’s seed for planting.

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. Many people are great at sowing seeds but not as good at reaping.  I battle with that one myself.  However, we as sowers, must learn how to reap as well. God has a harvest ready for us but we must receive it – we must expect it and in doing so, we will REAP it.

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.

Recognize this truth. Some harvest is for eating. And some is for planting.

Learn to discern what is for eating and what is for planting and then determine to plant what needs to be planted. 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. If we do, we can’t expect harvest in every season.

I see this even in my personal vegetable garden. I will be harvesting fresh vegetables very soon.  And many from seed I set aside from last year’s harvest, my seeds continue to produce more and more harvest, year after year. Just like last year, I will harvest some vegetables and I will set aside more seed for next year – this is EXACTLY what we need to do with our financial sowing.  Why?  So that we have harvest in every season of our 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 a perpetual harvest, one without end. May the season of harvest begin today in your life.

 

Appoint My Days

I am set apart by God, therefore, I clothe myself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  I am patient with others, I forgive.  I pardon any offenses against me, because the Lord has pardoned me!  Above all, I put on love that ties all these together and allow my heart to fall under His peace and I live thankful.

Col. 3:12-15


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