When you sow into the kingdom of God, do you sow seed with a name on it. In other words, are you sowing for something or someone in particular? For example when you pray for your children's health, salvation, or when you pray for your marriage, what is it worth to you. What kind of seed are you sowing into that area of your life?
When we sow our seeds into the kingdom, not our tithes but our seed, the extra that we give unto the kingdom, we need to name our seed. When we sow into a ministry other than our tithes to our local church, we need to be naming our seed, calling out to the LORD for what we have need of, and sow a seed for that prayer. And then when we sow that seed, we need to not be chinchy with our seed. I mean if you want a full field of corn you have to plant more than three or four seeds to get a full field.
God showed me this, when you sow for your children, for their salvation, you need to sow like it means something to you. You need to sow what it is worth to you. If it doesn't strain you a little, then what have you done? Don't just tip a seed, don't just cast a few seeds into your children's lives especially when it comes to their salvation. God gave me an amount, and I argued and said I could not afford this, and then when the crunch came down and the person asked me how much I wanted to sow, the HOLY SPIRIT said what is your children's salvation worth to you? I said more than I could ever have. He said and all I asked for was this amount...... I knew then that the LORD would provide the seed for my pledge. So I named my seed, made my pledge with a peace in my heart and a reassurance that God would provide me with seed. AMEN!
What are you praying for, what kind of seed have you sown for it? God is faithful to provide the seed. God told us from the very beginning that there would be a seedtime and harvest.
Gen. 8 v 22...."While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, and Day and night shall not cease".........
Where there are seeds planted, there will be a harvest. We need to be careful what kind of seeds we are planting, and pay attention to the timing of the harvest.
Prov. 10 v 5....He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.....
We need to be harvesting for the kingdom of GOD, now while here on earth, we need to be bringing in as much of the harvest as we can, we do not need to be sleeping now.
Matthew 9 v 37...Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the LORD of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."........
This was Jesus' heart to bring in the harvest. He had so much compassion for saving us, that He died for us, but before He died, He was constantly working on bringing in the Harvest, and training those up to go out and help Him. It broke His heart to see how many were out there just waiting for Him, lost with no Shepherd. He left us with instructions to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Where have you planted seeds, have you gone back to water them, and to harvest them? Maybe the LORD is calling you to do more, maybe He wants you to get up at 5am and spend time in His word, maybe He has plans for you to go out into the world to bring in the Harvest. Get still and quiet and listen to what He is telling you to do with your seed today. Where is He telling you to plant? Who or what is He telling you to plant a seed for?
What will be the name on your seed and what will your seed be worth to you?