unlock the secret: If you sow, you will reap!
2 Corinthians 9:6 (NKJV) “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”
If I go outside right now and throw a rock up into the air as high as I can throw it, a law will inevitably catch up with my throw and bring the rock back to the ground-the law of gravity.
There is another law that I want to show you today-the law of reaping and sowing. We need a farming and gardening mentality when it come to unleashing God’s power into our finances. Do you know that there is power in a seed? Yes, a seed is filled with untold potential just waiting to be released.
The Bible teaches us that when we sow financially into God’s work a powerful law is put into motion. But we need to understand how this law works so let me try and give some insight.
The law of reaping and sowing:
1. You reap later than you sow. We don’t sow some seed and expect the next day for a plant to come up. It takes watering, sunshine and time. So it is with our generosity. We do not reap a return immediately. It often takes time, faith, patience & thanksgiving.
2. You reap more than you sow. Plant an apple seed – that yields an apple tree. That apple tree produces apples that all have many seeds in them. The one seed will produce hundreds of apples, hundreds of seeds. We are told here in no uncertain terms that this applies to our giving.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (NKJV) “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,”
3. You reap in proportion to your sowing. There is a correlation between how much you give and how much blessings you will receive. Just as in farming - The more you sow, the more you will reap.
I have found this to be true over and over again. I am learning new dimensions of it now. In fact, I intend to explore this principle even deeper in the near future. My heart is that all of us would know God’s blessing of generosity in this way.
May you step out and bless the work of Jesus Christ through your generous giving and may you reap what you sow!