Sowing and Reaping Leads to Freedom!
The Word of God says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously ... And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:6, 8, NIV)
So, does sowing and reaping actually work? Yes! God makes some extravagant promises in these passages concerning your finances. The Lord says that if you sow generously:
- He will bless you over the top
- You will have EVERYTHING you need
- You will have plenty to share with others!
He then goes on to promise, “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:10-11, NIV)
You will also increase financially, in righteousness, and in every way to be generous all the time. In all, sowing and reaping leads to freedom and blessing!
God has taught us to be generous with the work of God, to support missionaries, pastors, churches ... in short, to give into the Kingdom of God. This was sometimes a painful learning process, as generosity didn’t come naturally.
But time and time again, this has proven true: You cannot give something to God without Him giving you much more back in return! God told us to sow because He wants us to do the things that enrich our lives, that bring us into new places of freedom! Giving pleases Him. And it moves His hand of blessing.
Our gift simply has to be intentional ... in other words, done for Him, with the right heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion. (see the Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:7) Today, let’s thank God for His generosity and ask Him to manifest His generous nature through us!
Thanks for existing!