“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure– pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” – Luke 6:38
There is a story which I heard awhile back involving two men. One man was trying to teach his alcoholic friend the evils of alcohol and its potential to do harm to his body. He put one worm in a glass of water and another worm in a glass of whiskey. The worm in the water lived, while the one in whiskey curled up and died. “All right.” asked the one friend to the other, “what does that show you?” “Well” the other friend replied, “it shows that if you drink alcohol, you will not have worms.”
Clearly you can see that the one friend although observing the illustration, did not get the lesson his friend was attempting to teach him. Very often in our spiritual walk, we hear or read certain truths from God’s Word yet fail to fully understand what God truly wants to teach us and more importantly wishes to do in our lives. Such is the case I believe with our opening scripture. Jesus, in Luke 6 was teaching a multitude of people a key principle in the life of a Christ follower. He was basically saying in Tarjick translation, “whatever your need, plant the seed”. So often in our Christian life we wish for God to bless us with this or that whether its finances, health, land, children, houses, a better job, even a deeper walk with Him yet have not planted any seeds yet as an act of our faith. In Genesis 8:22, God said that “While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Let me explain. A farmer wishing to have a bountiful crop can pray for God’s favor and blessing upon his land to bring forth fruit or vegetables in due season. But unless that farmer has adequately “by faith” prepared the soil and planted seeds within the ground, all the praying, fasting, verse quoting, revival attendances will not do him one bit of good in seeing his request met. This is the principle law of the harvest: Whenever you have a need, plant a seed. Galations 6:9 reads “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap”. Allow me to furthermore mention that this not only applies to the blessings of God. If an individual sows seeds of dishonesty, rudeness, disloyalty, meanness, dis-respectfulness, etc., that is what they will ultimately reap within their lives. If you sow criticism in life, you are going to reap criticism from other people. If you sow kindness, you’re going to reap kindness. It’s the law of the harvest. If you plant apple seeds, you don’t get pears; you get apples. If you sow with generosity, you will reap generosity.
When Jesus was speaking with another multitude of people in John 6, scriptures tell us that there was a “need” for food to feed over five thousand individuals. Jesus asked Phillip, one of His disciples, what they should do to remedy the problem only to test him for He already knew what he was going to do. He wanted to see how Phillip would reply and yes, Phillip immediately looked at the problem only in the physical sense of meeting their present need as opposed to the spiritual and one of faith. But the Bible tells us that there was a little boy who had a “sack lunch” consisting of only five loaves and two fishes (sardines and crackers if you will). Jesus took the loaves and fishes and the Bible says that He lifted them to the heavens and gave thanks and then distributed to them that He had previously asked to sit down and get ready to receive the blessing which was about to come. You see, we have to be in a place of expectancy before God is ready to “distribute” our need to us. Oftentimes we miss many opportunities of God’s blessings in our lives because we are unwilling to be in a faithful place of expectancy. James 1:6, 7 reads “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord..” If you have truly asked for a need in your life my friend and have by faith planted a seed of faith, I truly believe with all that is within me that God will meet that need. Why?, Because He has done so in my own life and in the life of my family. I could give you testimony after testimony of the faithfulness of God in our lives. You see, God is committed to His Word and watches over it to see that it is performed (Jeremiah 1:12). He told us that He is also a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
So might I suggest to you today my friend that if you have a need in your life right now, whether it be a physical healing, a financial need, family issues of some sort, etc., begin to earnestly seek and ask God what seed you could plant as an act of your faith, and watch God do something miraculous in your life to meet that need. I’m in complete agreement and will stand with you friend for whatever your need might be. (Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. – Mathew 18:19)
Remember this…“Your Need is in The Seed” you sow.
Let me also in conclusion invite you to send me your prayer requests by clicking here and I would be honored to agree with you in prayer for whatever your need might be. Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for our Father above to do and accomplish for you in your life.
For His Kingdom,