Your Harvest Is Coming.
Remember this: The one who plants few seeds will have a small harvest. But the one who plants a lot will have a big harvest. Each one of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give. You should not give if it makes you unhappy or if you feel forced to give. God loves those who are happy to give. And God can give you more blessings than you need, and you will always have plenty of everything. You will have enough to give to every good work.
— II Corinthians 9:6-8 ERV
You give how much you want to receive. The more free you and I are in giving, the we can expect in our harvest. This Scripture is so poignant in todays society. Because, people have stopped givi g to true Spiritual causes. They plant in various streams of situatiins. Some feel it is Ok to raise money for services that abort the fetus. Some invest all their efforts in false beliefs. We plant in good soil, that is taken care of by those who have tended the field. I appreciate many of those me and women of God who say we are not going to take long raising money over praising God in our services. It hurts when there are those who pressure you into giving more, because they envisioned a particular offering for that service. I go to a lot of churches through out the year and I see the faces of the people who long to please God with everything they have. Even their money. But, I have also seen those long faces who struggle with the church and money. There is truth on both sides of that coin. Yet, we all long for a harvest from the Lords vineyards. We dont mind planting when it is something we will gain in the end. But, when it comes to others whom we feel doesnt deserve to gather from what we have planted, it is more difficult to see it in the right light.
If we give, God will give us more. The more we have an open hand , the more He pours out of His riches that are beyond comprehension. It is not always about money. It is about health and wellness all around. Not just about how much we can have and gather in. A farmer not only plants for his/her family, but also for business sake. They plant expecting a big harvest. Anyone who sprinkles a few seeds around doesn’t want a harvest that is plentiful. Those people should not be in the farming business if they cannot estimate the proper amount to plant to receive the harvest they expect. As a farmer you know your land and how it works when it comes to planting the right seed in the right soil and it must be at right timing of the season. When you come to A House of God. You give into the Grand Harvest that comes from all over. That is why the Word tells us where ever we set our foot is ours to claim, because we have acces to much more than what we deserve. This comes to us through Christ and no other takes His place.
As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.”
— I Chronicles 28:9 NKJV
We must not act as if we do not have a God we serve. When we know that we do.
People do not deny God in your members. Dont get used to doing it all by yourself, and then when it gets difficult, that is when you break down and cry out to the maker.
I dont want to play the faith I have and not be sincere with God. I hate sin and all that comes with it. I am not comfortable just covering things up, because it eats at good conscience. So, we confess and give ourselves over to the Mercies of God each day. So, that guit wont force us in a corner where we can hide and keep it alive. Only those who are efficient at doing their jobs will understand this. When you go to do a task at work, you have someone double check your work to make sure it is done righ. The Spirit comes along to double check our efforts, making sure we stand on the right principle’s that have been set in motion by the Lord God. There is no excuse we can give the Lord in judgement. Once we exit this body, family, we must answer for what was done in it. Grace for a time, not for eternity. Grace has nothing to do with your Eternal Life. Faith walks you in that door with us along with obedience. Grace gives us time to get in place. I wont repeat that blog. God grants King Solomon one thing. He could have asked for anything, but Solomon asked for wisdom. Wisdom is a strong component of Gods make up. God is wisdom. God is consistently in thought all ways. He does not stop. Where men must stop and sleep, God proceeds. Solomon asked for what he could not contain. You see him fall apart at the end of his life. He was so smart, he could not for the life of him, get past vain and useless banterings within himself. Highly intelligent, but terribly critical of every intention of God and man. Only God can interpret our intentions from our thoughts. It is impossible to assume what another will do with free will and choice, but the Lord can determine our goings and coming from our thoughts.
He wants us to come clean and do not get into this false bravado this world has laid claim to. This D.I.Y. mentality. There is a clause for those who donot wish to go all the way with faith. He says; your choice is in your hands. Choose whether or not you want to finish your life out in Christ or you can walk away with control in your own hands. Dont forsake the Lords favor for a temporary thrill. Come to Jesus and live. Know the Lord for yourself, in the pardoning of your sins. He will be faithful and just to forgive us, and return us to the full status as sons of God.
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
– Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
A father has a right to be proud of his child. If we are accomplishing the set goals that our Father in Heaven has assigned for us why wouldn’t the Lord be happy with us? He can gloat over you like He did with many in the Word of the Lord. When the Lord knows He has a son/daughter who will be dynamic in their faith for Him, He puts you on display for others to see. The display is for those who need encouragement. It is also for those who think they are the ones bringing themselves to full circles in life though it is the Lord’s doing alone. God doesn’t want you in an uproar because people are frustrated about their lives. Let the peace of God surpass all understanding. I sometimes say, ‘let the peace of God surpass all misunderstandings’ because we always seem to get it all wrong and run with our version. Nothing anyone else says or does should uproot you so bad that you cannot find comfort in God. Let Him rejoice over you. He can give you sunshine that illuminates your path when everyone else is frantic and panicky about whatever they are dealing with. It will soon be joy over sadness and strength over weakness. The Lord be praised forever for His love and kindness. Who can make up His mind for Him? No one. He already planned it out before you were born. Just get ready to walk in His marked path for your life and you will be fine.