This is a post that I am particularly excited to write…
A little over a month ago, I wrote about a young couple we know who gave us (sowed) $1000 in obedience to what they felt God was leading them to do. In that article I wrote about how excited we were for them, because we know what the Bible says about sowing and reaping…
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest … shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
Witnessing the harvest
I’ve noticed in my life that I don’t always have the luxury of seeing both the sowing and the reaping. Every time we sow, it is in faith – I believe what the Bible says about it whether I immediately see the fruit or don’t see it for 20 years. My job is just to give and trust that God will do what He promised.
Rejoicing with the sowers
This last weekend, the husband stopped me and brimming with excitement he told me that they just received a completely unexpected $6000!
I wanted to write about this just to brag on God a little bit. I get so excited seeing people step out in Faith like this couple did, because I consistently see God do awesome things like this. I’ve watched it happen in my life and have witnessed it in the lives of so many others as well. God is faithful.
Giving with the right attitude
Just to clarify for those new to this whole “sowing and reaping” thing – it isn’t a turn-key system where we are taking advantage of God. Giving should be done with right motives – to please and honor God.
But, God did set this system up so that there are rewards for our obedience. One of the benefits is that we have is that when we give, more is given back to us…
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38