If You Have A Need, Plant A Seed
LUKE 6:38 NKJ ~"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be
measured back to you."
The natural response to having a need is to focus on getting instead of giving. And to hang on tightly to what we have.
But God does not bless selfishness. He is a giver, and desires for us to become like Him. So, God's Word tells us to give.
God is trying to raise us to a higher level of thinking, where we trust in His faithful provision, and act in line with that faith by blessing others.
PROVERBS 11:24 NET ~"One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty."
It requires faith to give when you don't have enough to meet your own needs. But remember that faith pleases God, and nothing is too hard for God.
Faith acts on God's Word. Fear hesitates.
To help us understand how giving can enrich us, instead of impoverishing us, Scripture pictures a farmer planting seed for a harvest.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6,10 NLT ~"Remember this--a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you."
Plant whatever seed God has given you, and God will give the increase through a harvest of blessing, and your needs will be met.
GALATIANS 6:7 CEV ~"You cannot fool God, so don't make a fool of yourself! You will harvest what you plant."
You are never without seed. Anything of value can be a seed. Your time is valuable, so if nothing else, you can give time to pray for others as a seed.
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