Name Your Seed
“And God Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your resources for sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity” (2 Cor. 9:10 AMP).
One of the most powerful laws to ever govern the earth is the law of sowing and reaping. It is what God established in the beginning. Everything was commanded to reproduce after its kind. The Bible says as long as the earth remain there will always be four continuous laws in motion, one of which is seedtime and harvest (Genesis 8:22). It is the most powerful law, yet often misunderstood. This law should be the most respected of them all because of its multifaceted nature. It works in every area of your life, whether you are aware of it or not. It's just like gravity.
Your main priority under this law and as a child of God is to make sure it is working in your favor. The way it should always work in your favor is to first understand that as long as you have seed you should never lack for anything. What is a seed? A seed is anything you have that can be sown, given, or planted into someone else, i.e., words, kindness, generosity, favor, money, good deeds, and time, just to name a few. The Bible says that God gives seed to the sower. That means that a sower is never without seed as long as he or she is in covenant with God. Often I hear people say, "I don't have anything to sow!" What they actually mean is that they either ate the seed or hid it somewhere of no return. They have a lack of understanding concerning this law. Sowers always have seed. Be careful where you sow your seed.
The Bible is clear that God provides the seed (Isaiah 55:10). In other words, what is it that God gave you to be a blessing to someone else? Assess your life. There is something God gave you that is supposed to be a blessing to someone else. Now, I know that it is challenging to focus on being a blessing when you need to receive one yourself, especially during these difficult economic times. However, you don't have to be a part of the failing system of this world. You can be a part of the ever-increasing system of the Kingdom of God, which lacks no good thing. When you discover what it is God has given you to sow, name it and sow it. What do you want the seed to do for someone else? Be specific in your prayers over your seed. When you name it, claim the type of return you want to receive from it. When God gave Adam the seed of authority, immediately he began to put it to use. He named all of the animals, and he also named his wife (Genesis 2: 20-25). Anything you sow has the potential of returning to you in abundance. So, name that seed and expect to receive your harvest. And remember, you will reap what you sow.
- Pastor John Barton
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