Today I was thinking about an email I once received from a partner of this ministry. I want to share it with you today;
“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 was very insightful to me ‘some harvest is not for eating, it’s seed for planting.’ I was blessed by her email. Then 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 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 it will grow and feed the eater but also to give more seed to the sower. We see that in this verse.
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 is also a promise. But to get you started, God has promised that he will give seed to the sower…if you need seed to sow…you can have it.
Ask God for seed and then worship him for that seed. Thank him for that seed, praise him for that seed and he will give it to you. 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 – but you have to realize it begins with our seed, with our faithfulness to God in our giving.
Some harvest is for eating. Some harvest is for planting. This is so good and so insightful. And so true.
There’s another scripture I love, found in the Message Bible, it is found in Psalm 34:9; “worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all his goodness.”
When we worship God it opens doors to all his goodness, to all his provision, because it opens the door to all that he is. Spend time worshipping God and be faithful in your giving, he will bring you out of lack and into a place of abundance.