Galatians 6:7 – “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” NKJV
We have considered eleven principles regarding the Law of Harvest that I hope they have proven valuable in your Spiritual Walk and Progress and help you more fully enjoy the Full Harvest of God in your life. At the conclusion of the last devotional, we asked the question, “Is it wrong for the farmer to sow seed expecting a harvest?” That demands a second question, “If it is not then why is it deemed wrong for a Christian to Sow expecting a Return?” Why is it deemed wrong to expect a return of money, love, comfort, help, etc.?
The world teaches and believes that it is imperative that each person look out for Numero Uno. They promote the idea that you should save, keep, and even hoard in order to preserve yourself. The Word of God, on the other hand, teaches that we are to give, love, bless, lose our lives, and thereby live and prosper. Faith is an indispensable element or factor in the equation. If we allow our seed to fall to the ground and do not protect those seed we will find the thorns devouring or the birds eating our seed and no harvest. If you sow, the reaping is 30, 60, and 100-fold. That is substantial and that is true in money and it is also true in every area of life.
When we give to God, whatever we give, He personally takes the responsibility for making it up to us as 2 Corinthians 9:8 states. With ever time of sowing, the promise is that EVERYTHING we need and more is the result. There will not only be enough for our needs but an overflow to give joyfully to others. In verse 9 of that Chapter, we discover that the godly man gives generously. Why? Because he trusts God and believes his principles are real and work.
I have people tell me, “Roy, you just don’t know my situation. I’m overextended financially, tapped out spiritually, spent emotionally, almost an invalid physically and so stressed that I’m no good to anyone. I HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE!” That argument will not bear up under examination of Scripture. Consider 2 Corinthians 9:10-11, “…God who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest. Yes, God will give you much so that you can give much…” Therefore, YOU DO have something to give! If you have eaten your seed, repent of the misappropriation of what God has provided and agreeing with the devil.
This may challenge your idea of finances and other areas but remember the words of Isaiah 55:8-9, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Honestly, I do not fully understand the Law of Gravity but I recognize and respect it. I know that I’m not going to float off the planet and know that were I to step off a skyscraper it would be disastrous.
Luke 6:38 is a Key in this process. What is the IT of this verse? It is anything or everything. It is whatever you are giving. Therefore, remember that the Type of Harvest is determined by the Type of Seed. The Size of Harvest is Determined by the amount of seed sown. The Fullness of the Harvest is Determined by the care given to the crop. We reap what we sow, later than we sow and more than we sow. Therefore, if you are guilty of misappropriating the Seed for Sowing REPENT. Make a determination in your heart that you will eat the seed designated for eating and sow the seed that is designed for planting. Begin a lifestyle of Sowing for the Desired Harvest and begin a campaign of Good Stewardship in your life. Jesus said in John 8:32, “… you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” What you know if applied brings liberty.
I pray these devotionals will have a liberating effect on your life financially, spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and in every way. May you walk blessed of the Lord!