“Don’t you realize, you are now eating the harvest from the seeds you sowed last season?”

I thought about this statement God once made to me yesterday, when my daughter asked me a question.

She said, “Mom, did you put up any corn from last harvest season?”  I said, “No, I didn’t sow or harvest any last summer.”  She replied, “that’s too bad, I bought some canned corn, and it was horrible.”

I began to think about how I was not eating from the harvest for one reason – I had not sown into it.

We eat ONLY from the harvest of seeds sown in the past season.  If nothing is sown, we won’t have anything to eat from it – such as the place I find myself concerning a harvest of corn.

Galatians 6:7 says, Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

I love how the Phillips translation says it; Don’t be under any illusion: you cannot make a fool of God! A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows.

Don’t be under ANY illusion, my harvest will depend ENTIRELY on what I sow.  I am eating today from the seeds I sowed last season. I am unable to eat of seeds I did not sow or failed to sow.

Many do not understand the timing involved in sowing and reaping.  We don’t often sow today and reap today.  Or tomorrow.  Perhaps not even next month.  Our life must be a life of sowing in each season.  If it is, we will reap in each season.

Yes, there are times we sow and reap immediately.  I thank God for those times.  However, in my life, my experience is that I sow one season and reap the next season.  Just like planting a garden in the natural.

If I want to reap enough vegetables for my own family, I will sow a few vegetable seeds.  When harvest season comes, I will harvest enough for me and my family.  However, if I want to share with others and have more to sow, then I will plant many more vegetable seeds.  I plant in one season and harvest in another.  If I plant sparingly…I reap a little.  If I want to reap a lot, I plant abundantly.

Galatians 6:7 says, Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

It is much this way in the spiritual realm.  We sow in one season and reap in another.  For this reason, Galatians 6:9 says; Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.

But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18

If we desire to understand Deuteronomy 8:18, we must understand patience and process.  If God promises He has given us the power or ability to get wealth, and He did, then we need to understand the process, don’t you think?

I love what James 1:4 says, But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

No farmer sows his seed in the morning and digs it up the next day because he doesn’t see his harvest.  Why?  He understands the process and he let patience have its perfect work.  He knows if he continues to water his seed, he will have a harvest.  He is aware of the process of seed, time, and harvest.  He has sown his seed.  Now, he will wait and be patient and continue to water his seed, knowing his harvest is coming.  He has no doubt.  Neither should we.

He understands his harvest in life depends entirely on what he sows…therefore he sows.  What was God saying to me when He said, don’t you realize, you are now eating the harvest from the seeds you sowed last season?

He was saying look back at the seeds you sowed last season.  And look at the harvest you have now.  If you don’t have a harvest of it, you didn’t sow it. If you want to reap more, sow more.  It’s simple really.  And it is the ability to produce wealth.

Wealth is not just about money; it is all inclusive.  Wealth includes well-being.  It includes wholeness in our body.  It includes restoration in our family.  It includes peace and soundness of mind.  Every day we have an opportunity to sow into these areas.  Today, we are eating of what we sowed last season.  What did you sow last season?  What harvest are you eating from today?

Take a look today at what you sowed last season.  If what you have today is not enough, sow for next season.  Sow for a better future.  Do not grow weary in well doing.  Just like the farmer, you will reap if you faint not.  Trust God and trust the process.  Allow patience to prevail.  In the end, as the word says, you will lack nothing.

As for me, I made up my mind that I would have more prosperity this year.  Oh, I know it doesn’t look good in the world, but MY GOD is not subject to this world – neither are His blessings.  His Word works no matter what is going on – we sow – we reap.  It’s that simple.

So, in purposing to harvest more this year, I must first sow more this year and I have been.  I started my year sowing more than I normally would and I will continue to do that every single month – I will reap what I have sown.  I am fully persuaded.

This month when you sow your BEST offering – sow into an increase in harvest this year.  Sow that you will have no lack.  Sow for debt freedom.  Sow for more sales.  Whatever it is you have need of – get your seed in the ground.  If there is no seed, there will be no harvest and you will have nothing to eat of when you need it.  I won’t let that happen to me again.  I will sow.  I will reap.  How about you?