This week I have been reminded of a statement I heard several years ago. It was in a letter from one of our partners. Here’s a portion of the letter.
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!! God bless!!
“Some harvest is not for eating, it’s seed for planting.”
When I first read that statement, it jumped in my spirit. It has stayed with me for several years.
It makes me think of the truth that 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 and sowers 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. The seed will then grow and feed the eater. Yet, it doesn’t stop there, it continues to produce by giving more seed for planting. Again, the sower plants and again, the sower reaps. We see that in this verse.
After reading this scripture I couldn’t help but remember what God has spoken to me repeatedly about rain.
The scripture I am speaking of 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. Consequently, rain produces more seed. And it goes on and on.
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.
It all begins with God and seed. God has promised that He will give seed to the sower. If you need seed to sow, ask Him. The Bible says we have not because we ask not.
Ask God for seed. Then worship Him for that seed. Thank Him for that seed. Praise Him for that seed. 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 begins with our seed, with our faithfulness to God in our giving.
Some harvest is for eating. Some harvest is for planting. What an insight!
There’s another scripture I love. I want to share it with you today from the Message Bible.
It is 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. Worship and seed go hand in hand.
Meditate on this:
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7