SOW YOUR SEED WITH FAITH AND THE LORD SHALL MULTIPLY IT
Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a serving to seven, and to eight, for you do not know what evil will be on the earth. If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth; And if a tree falls to the south or the north, In the place where the tree falls, there it shall lie.4 He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good Scripture reading Ecclesiastes 11: 1-5 NKJV
God’s ways are always higher than our ways. His principles are greater than what our human mind can comprehend. If we rely upon Him we will never go wrong in life. The Lord is faithful and He takes care of those who trust upon Him. When reading the scripture above one can easily get confused because it does not make logical sense to our human mind. The bible says we should cast the bread upon the waters and we will find it after many days. This is a contradiction because bread dies when it is put in water and it can no longer be edible or useful. Secondly, rivers and oceans cast out any object that does not belong inside the water so the possibility of finding bread after many days in the water are limited. Therefore, this scripture reminds us that human wisdom is limited and when our wisdom fails the Lord begins to work wonders.
The scripture above refers to sowing seed of offering to the Lord. The bible advises us to sow in all seasons trusting upon the Lord. We should sow regardless of our situation, favourable or not. Most people find this principle hard to obey and they believe that giving offering will make them broke. The worldly standards teaches people that when you withhold your money you will have more. However, the Lord’s ways are contrary to our ways. He says give your seed and as you do that your seed gets multiplied. Scatter your seed because you know not where the multiplication will come from. The Lord who makes bones to grow in the womb of a pregnant woman will surely do the miraculous for you .Thus you need to sow in all times because you do not know which one will bring harvest.
Child of God, I beseech you to obey this command of the Lord. Refuse to be a God robber by withholding your offerings. Do not imitate those people who go to church every Sunday yet they refuse to worship God with their offerings. Most of them make excuses saying that their earnings are too little or they have a lot of debts. They console themselves while they eat that which is sacred. The money which belongs to God! Brethren, be wise and abstain from this trap of the enemy. Trust upon the Lord with your substance and He shall take care of you. You can never out give God. The Lord says you will receive a harvest that is pressed down, shaken together and running over. The Lord has given you a choice , If you choose to withhold your offering, the devourer will come and plunder all your substance because you will not be protected. You will end up being exposed and the devil will make you his play ground.
Child of God, there are guarantees in the Lord. When you obey His principles of giving, He shall multiply your seed and you shall reap a bountiful harvest. When the Lord has blessed you, you also need to bless others. You need to be like a cloud which releases rain when it is filled. Let your offering water other people as well. As you read this message today you may be thinking that your seed is too small and it would not make any difference. Brethren, I want to assure you that the Lord weighs the intentions of your heart. If you give your best the Lord shall reward you. The little seed that you sow today will be multiplied into hundreds and thousands. All you have to do is take a leap of faith, test the Lord with your tithes and offerings and see if He would not open the windows of heaven for you. As you trust upon the Lord with your offerings today, may He bless you! May He cause His face to shine upon you. May your seed be multiplied and may you reap an overflow of blessings. Receive your blessings in the name of Jesus!