It’s often difficult to remember the Lord’s way of thinking when our own worried thoughts occupy so much of our time. This is especially true in today’s tough economy.
You probably hear news stories about how important it is to hold on to what you have because there is no certainty of the future economy. But as a believer, you also know that God maintains His promise of “if you need something, give it away, and I will give you more.”
Believers struggle with never having enough because many follow the world’s economic system rather than God’s—and they withhold their seed instead of sowing it into God’s economy.
This is how the Lord spells out His plan for provision:
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return (Luke 6:38).
God is saying if you want to receive from Him, you must give to Him. He is telling you that when you choose to look after your own things in life rather than Him, your Harvest will reflect that choice in four distinct consequences:
1. You will eat, but not be satisfied
2. You will put on clothing, but not be warm
3. You will earn wages, but they’ll be put into a wallet with holes
4. You will experience drought, and never know a Harvest
What Does This Mean?
The decisions and choices you make may cause your prayers to go unanswered. Once you walk back into His Word, God will be faithful by supplying “all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
If you’re sowing but not reaping, ask the Lord to reveal to you the ways you might be self-focused rather than God-focused.