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 one night as I chose to walk in peace regardless of a situation that popped up out of nowhere. Totally unprepared for this challenge, my first thought was not a good one – however, at the same time this was happening, I was also receiving a text from a friend…God’s timing is impeccable.
I forwarded a text to them that said, “Pray, today has been a challenge.”
He quickly prayed and then began to send me encouraging texts, reminding me of the Word of God. It was just what I needed. A word in due season.
He then asked, “What’s the plan?” I responded, “I must trust God.” To which he said, “Come on now, 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 reminded of the hope that is found in the Word of God and His principles. While this challenge was sent to overwhelm me, this weapon formed against me did not prosper, frankly, through my friend it had the opposite effect. I was encouraged and strengthened in the Lord. Reminded of His faithfulness and unfailing word.
I have lived my entire life this way – when I have a need, I sow a seed. I don’t know why it wasn’t my first thought that day, I suppose I was simply caught off guard. 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.
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.
We serve a big God, and He is not intimidated when we ask BIG – I think He likes it when His people trust Him to do the big, seemingly impossible things…after all, He is the God who does the impossible, He always had and He always will.
Today, I don’t know what your need is – but I do know what the plan should be according to God’s Word. If you have a need, 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.