Your Seed Is Your Opportunity
By Berry Bennett
Sowing and reaping is one of the clearest teachings in the Bible. Not only is it a natural law, it is a spiritual law. In fact, the natural law of sowing and reaping is a manifestation of the spiritual law that sustains it. “What is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (Heb. 11:3)
Sowing means to give something you have in order to bring about something which God has promised. We sow time and love to reap healthy family relationships. We sow wisdom to solve problems. We sow words to bring forgiveness, health and vision. We sow resources to release abundance. Giving is the very nature of God. God is Love and Love gives. God had a Son but He wanted a family. He gave His Son in order to reap you and me. Jesus is called “the Seed of Abraham.” (Gal. 3:16)
Elijah demanded food and water of the widow woman. Her offering was the seed that opened the door to her survival for three years. Jesus received the offering of bread and fish and multiplied it to feed 5,000. Jesus said to give, and it would be given unto us pressed down, shaken together, and running over. God saw the giving and heard the prayers of Cornelius and sent an angel to change his destiny (Acts 10). Paul encouraged cheerful giving and explained how such giving would unleash “all grace” in order that the givers would have an abundance for every good deed (2 Cor. 9:6-11).
Your seed is a door to your destiny. Everything is seed. Your thoughts, words, actions, and resources can all be sown into the Kingdom and they will multiply according to their kind. Your confession of Jesus Christ was a seed that forever changed your future. Grace flows from the principle of the seed, but you will never sow toward a harvest you don’t believe in! Future provision and abundance are found in the seeds of our thoughts, words, actions, attitudes and resources. Increase is designed into every seed, but if you don’t see the harvest God has promised, you won’t sow in faith. You’ll simply live a life of resignation. Be intentional in your sowing. Whatsoever a man sows, that he will also reap! The harvest is always larger than the seed that conceived it. Your seed is your opportunity!
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.2 Corinthians 9:10
Follower of Christ, writer & artist.