Scripture often captures my attention, and this day was no exception.
Bright and bold on this t-shirt it said; Farmers who wait for perfect weather, never plant. If they watch every cloud, they will never harvest.
I am familiar with Eccl. 11:4, although I had not seen it in this translation. I love it!
If a farmer waits for perfect weather…he will never plant his seed.
This is so true. In the natural and in the spirit.
If we wait for everything to be perfect, we will never plant seed.
This seems to be a common problem with those want to give but are convinced they cannot.
Well-meaning people have said to me, “When I have more money I will give to God.” I’m sure they are sincere, but it is probably not true.
It has been my experience, if you don’t give to God when the conditions are not perfect, you won’t give to Him when they are.
Frankly, if we don’t give to God when it is hard to give, it will never ever get easier to give. It is in our giving during hard times that our faith is proven. It is often our giving during times of perceived famine that brings increase. It is the word of God in action.
God gives seed to one person…the sower. Not only that, but the word says He also increases the seeds once they are sown. THEN…He gives us more seed! His ways are awesome! (2 Cor. 9:10)
We must not look at the conditions. We need only obey the word of God concerning giving. As we do, He will bring the increase.
Still, as the word says, if we watch every cloud, we will never harvest.
Once our seed is in the ground, we can’t look at circumstances. We can’t get caught up in the time that is passing without seeing our harvest. If we do that, we will dig up the very seeds we have lovingly planted. We must not dig our seed back up with negative words of doubt and unbelief. We look one place…to the word of God. His word is truth and it will not fail.
Galatians 6:7 says; Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
We will reap what we sow, if we refuse to grow weary. (Galatians 6:9) We have God’s promise on that truth.
We simply can’t look at the clouds, we must look only to the word of God. Look to the promise of God concerning giving. Be fully persuaded that God will do what He said He would do.
I love Eccl. 11:4-6 in the Amplified…I believe it says it all.
He who watches the wind, waiting for all conditions to be perfect, will not sow seed, and he who looks at the clouds will not reap a harvest. Just as you do not know the way and path of the wind or how the bones are formed in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle with your hands in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening planting will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good. Eccl. 11:4-6
Friends, today, don’t look at the conditions…hold fast to your position in God. Your position of faith in His word. Your position of faith in what He has spoken to you. As you do, you will bring in your harvest.
Meditate on this:
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. Proverbs 22:9