This morning I was thinking about a scripture in Ecclesiastes 11:6, it’s one of my favorite scriptures. It says;
In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
As I read this scripture I was reminded of a partner who once sent in a donation, with a note that said; Hi Kim, This morning the Lord gave me: Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
He went on to share with me that he had indeed sown a seed that morning and again that afternoon. For him, it was a rhema word from God. One he was quick to obey.
Let’s look at this scripture in the Amplified Bible.
He who observes the wind and waits for all conditions to be favorable will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
What is this scripture saying? It is saying if you wait for all things to be perfect, you will never sow.
People often say, “when I get a certain amount of money, I will sow.” What they are saying is they are waiting for all conditions to be favorable before they sow. Truthfully, this person will not sow. Those who are sowers, sow when they have little and when they have much.
Luke 16:10 says; “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.”
If God cannot trust us to be faithful with the little we may have, He cannot trust us enough to give us more. This is a truth.
I am reminded of Isaac, who sowed in the time of famine. He did not wait for things to look favorable. He simply obeyed the word of the Lord. In doing so, He reaped a hundredfold in the same year! You and I can do the same thing if we refuse to look at the conditions. If we choose to sow in the midst of famine, we too can reap a tremendous harvest as we do.
Now, let’s look at the rest of that scripture….he who regards the clouds will not reap. Perhaps you have sown seed over the years and have yet to see your harvest. Perhaps you have a business or a certain investment and looking in the natural it looks as if it will never happen. This is what I believe this scripture is saying. You can’t look at the natural or how things appear.
We must continue to look to God’s word and what He says about our seed.
His word says if we sow, we will reap. He says if we sow bountifully, we will reap abundantly. God’s word, His faithfulness WILL empower our seed to produce a harvest, a great harvest.
Don’t look to anything but God’s word.
Beyond looking only to God, you must continue to say what the word of God says.
As you sow declare your harvest. Speak Gods word over your seed. Refuse to say anything except what God says in His word.
Don’t say things like, “I must have missed it, I don’t believe I should have sown that seed.” Or “it’s never going to happen.” It is vital you agree with Gods word in deed and in word.
Looking back to the scripture in Eccl., my favorite part is…in the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hands, for you know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
It is the part that jumped in my spirit, therefore I jumped in the boat with our partner. I sowed a seed in the morning, and I sowed a seed in the evening. I did not withhold my hand. I gave God something to work with. Without seed, He has nothing to prosper. Without seed, there is nothing to multiply. We must give God something to work with.
Friends, God is faithful, when we sow, we reap, it’s His word and His word cannot fail.
Meditate on this:
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9