Years ago, I was in a Church convention where a man of God was invited to minister. He spoke powerfully. Then as he was rounding up his message, he called for people to sow some financial seeds.
Immediately my flesh revolted; “Must he call for seeds? Must we always sow after a powerful message?” Then God replied me with a line I would never forget; “Son, I am the One that led my servant to call for that seed. Without calling for seeds some people will never enter their destiny of wealth and greatness.”
Friend, seed sowing is a critical law by which this earth runs (Genesis 8:22). While Genesis 8:22 may not be speaking specifically about sowing financial seeds, it is part of the seed principle. The fact that a lot of people have bastardized the idea of sowing financial seed must not make us jettison it all the same. Note that the devil would always attack any kingdom principle that would advance the lives of people.
As it was in the days of Paul, not everybody would respond to this kingdom principle. Despite the Grace of God upon Paul, despite how God used him mightily, no Church communicated to him at that time and phase of his ministry except the Philippians (Philippians 4:15). Like all kingdom sowers, they must have held a special place in Paul’s heart (Philippians 4:17-19).
The Corinthian Church was a very gifted Church but they struggled in this area of giving. Unlike the Macedonians who walked in the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-5). Giving is a Grace that anyone can walk in. It begins with your understanding and decision to make it your practice. It has nothing to do with your economic status; everyone can give at their level.
Make sowing seeds your regular practice. Give at your level and watch God change your level as He sees your faithfulness. God is not asking for equal giving but equal sacrifice (Mark 12:41-44). Some strategic seeds change your season (2 Kings 3:26-27, Psalms 126:1-6). You are not giving to help God or a man of God; you are giving to connect to something bigger than you.
One of the avenues to sow is to give back to those who feed you with God’s word (Galatians 6:6). Failure to do so is tantamount to muzzling the mouth of the oxen (1 Corinthians 9:9-12). Don’t just tell your Pastor or teacher that you are blessed, show that you are blessed by sowing into his life. Don’t only communicate your challenges, also communicate or share your resources and blessings (Luke 8:3, Galatians 6:6-9).
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