Luke 8:5-8 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold.
Happy Thought-provoking Thursday!!! Friends, in God’s house there are kingdom-minded people who are vessels of honor sanctified and meet for the master’s use (2 Timothy 2:20-22). There are also spectators who listen to powerful teachings year after year but have no intention whatsoever of putting them into practice! They are like the seed that fell by the wayside in the above-referenced bible passage. But thanks be to God who sends rain on both the just and the unjust. Friends, Jesus sent away the “multitude”. I don’t know about you but I’d like to be among the inner circle of God. If what we’ve been doing in terms of sowing hasn’t worked for us, it doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that we ought to change our strategies!
There are people who have no intention of becoming sowers no matter what they hear. There are also those who sincerely desire to be sowers in God’s kingdom but oftentimes find it difficult. The entrance of God’s words gives light and understanding unto the simple. I pray that this word will find a landing place in such hearts and spring up and bear a hundredfold fruit that will abide in the mighty name of YESHUA!
I’d like to start by saying this: As I minister to you, I minister to myself also. Iron sharpens iron. Please take this as one iron sharpening another. Friends, a sower PLANS to sow. A farmer DELIBERATELY puts aside his BEST yams for the sole purpose of sowing. If at harvest, he consumes all his yams, then he will have nothing to sow and therefore nothing to harvest! Where there is a will, there is a way. It takes planning. There’s a saying that f you fail to plan; you plan to fail. WE WILL NOT FAIL IN THE POWERFUL NAME OF JESUS! For example, if we know that our church will be having a big program in four months’ from now (we should know based on your church calendar), and start putting $50 aside every two weeks when we get paid, in four months’ time, we would have at least $350 at our disposal that we can sow during that event! Now, let’s imagine we had started doing this from the beginning of the year? We would have more than $350 to sow during the upcoming church program or any form of giving in general. Beloved, let’s face it – it is our failure to plan that causes us to get aggravated when money is mentioned. If we plan to honor God with our firstfruit in the beginning of next year then towards the end of this year (say around September or October), we can start putting away the amount that will cover our usual expenses for the first two weeks of the year (or week or month depending on what measure we plan to use). Let’s put God to the test and see if we will not see a definite change in our finances.
Friends, we may have been vessels of wood in the area of sowing. Now is the time to become vessels of honor sanctified and meet for the master’s use. We may have been one of those who say “they’ve come again…” anytime money is mentioned in church. God is taking us from glory to glory. We may have made God’s house a dollar store with one-dollar offerings. From this point going forward we will begin to give God quality offerings in Jesus’ name. As we give God our best, I have no doubt that He will in turn reserve His best for us.
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that we will enjoy the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth. I pray that pressed down, shaken together, and running over shall God cause men to give unto our bosoms! I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that there shall be a flood of blessings and supernatural abundance in our lives. Remain blessed in Jesus’ mighty name!
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