Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:9-12

I thought of this scripture Wednesday night as I fought to be unmoved by a situation that popped up out of nowhere.

The day began perfectly well.  I had gone out of town to pick out a new dining room set.  I had waited months for this day, and I was excited.  After finding the one I wanted, I drove back home to measure my area to make sure it would fit before placing my order.

While at home, something happened with my house that was not only unexpected, but it was also something I was unprepared for.  After calling in the company needed to address the problem, I was notified this sudden issue would cost several thousand dollars to fix.

I wanted to sit down and cry.

Thankfully, at the same time this was happening, a friend was texting me about something I had asked about.  I shot back a text that said, “pray for me, this afternoon has not been fun.”

He did pray and then began to send me encouraging texts, reminding me of the Word of God.

He then asked, “What’s the plan?”  I responded, “I will have to trust God.”  To which he said, “Come on, what’s the plan?  Sow a seed, you know what the plan is.”  I said, “I have tons of seed in the ground.”  He responded, “I am sure you do, but do you have a seed for THIS in the ground?”

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

The Passion translation says it like this; God will never be mocked! For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest.

I am thankful a friend was there to remind me of exactly what I needed to hear.  I was lifted up by the Word of God and His principles. Something that was sent to overwhelm me was not able to because a friend reminded me of God’s Word, in essence, lifting me up.

I have lived my entire life this way – when I have a need, I always sow a seed.  I don’t know why this issue shocked me that day, perhaps just the cost caught me off guard – but the principle is the same.  I have a need; I sow a seed and expect God to do what He said He would do.  I expect to reap a harvest from my seed.

We serve a big God.  A faithful God.  What seems insurmountable to us is nothing to God.  Whether we are believing Him for $60 or $6,000…it’s the same to Him.  His provision is limitless if we can only believe.

For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest.

A friend once told me that God was talking to her about believing Him for $10,000 instead of $1,000.  She was struggling to get her faith to that point, but God told her, “It’s just another zero to me.” That truth has helped me many times.

Today, I don’t know what your need is – but I do know what the plan should be according to God’s Word.  Sow a seed.  That’s what I did. And that’s what I will continue to do.  God is faithful…whatever I sow – that and that alone will I reap.  To God be all the glory.

 

Appoint my Days

Lord, You know the needs I have even better than I do. I trust You with every part of my life, including my finances. I stand in faith for Your Word to come to pass that all my needs are met according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. And I thank You for it!

Philippians 4:19