GOD WANTS YOU TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH
God wants you to sow in faith and stretch your faith. You got to become generous (2 Cor.9:6). Remember this: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
This is the law of reaping and sowing. Here is what we need to understand: This law is not only confined to money. This law is related to every area in your life. The problem with most Christians is that whenever we talk about sowing our thoughts immediately flashes to money. We think God wants our money.
Please understand no matter how much you give you can never out give God. He gave all He had for you. Unreservedly and unconditionally. He doesn’t want your money but He wants to work through 1) whatever you have and 2) willing to part so that you would allow Him to 3) multiply it. This is a powerful spiritual principle that many people are ignorant off and therefore they miss out on God’s blessings upon their lives. And they keep on wondering why their life is stagnant and not changing at all.
EVERY SEED WILL PRODUCE AFTER ITS OWN KIND
The law of sowing and reaping is not only a spiritual principle; it is also an economic principle! It’s a marketing principle! And it’s also a natural principle.
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
This is the law of reaping and sowing.
If you sow love, you will receive love. If you sow kindness you will reap kindness. But if you sow hatred you will also be returned with hatred. If you sow generosity you will receive generosity. But you know what? YOU WILL ALWAYS REAP MORE THAN YOU SOW!
That’s God’s principle. That’s God’s economy. When you give, you expand. The more you give, the more you open within yourself the space to receive.
Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
When you hold back anything in your life, and you start to give or release out of fear or pressure, you put a block on yourself from God’s blessings flowing in your life and, as a result, you reinforce lack and scarcity.
Now listen to me carefully. If you sow one apple seed, you don’t get one apple back, am I right? When you sow one seed it may produce one apple tree but one apple tree will produce hundreds of apples on the tree. Inside one apple fruit there will be more seeds to produce more apples. Do you understand the analogy? You will always get back more than what you sow! You will always get more in return accordingly, either positively or negatively, of what you choose to give in life. And the Bible says if you sow generously you will reap generously.
GOD WANTS YOU TO SOW IN FAITH AND GROW IN FAITH
OBEDIENCE IS ONE WAY OF SOWING
An example is given through Abraham, the father of faith. One man chose to obey God’s call and became a blessing to all the nations of the world. Unfortunately many of us have a very faint understanding in this area. Because of what Abraham did we became the seed of his blessing.
God called Abraham: Come with me and I will make you a great nation.
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
When you live by faith you don’t have a choice of where God is calling you to go.
Everything God does in your life He does it through mercy and grace by your faith.
Heb. 11: 6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
In critical times or challenging times, when you go through adversity! When you go through turmoils. When your problem is beyond your comprehension. When you have depleted all your resources to solving your problem. You bet your life you need the supernatural intervention of the Almighty God in your helpless situation! And the key to your breakthrough is your prevailing faith. It’s no more business as usual. The days of starring at the water has come to end. You need faith to cross the river and go to the other side. You need to walk in the REALM OF FAITH TO RECEIVE YOUR MIRACLE. Because desperate times calls for desperate measures.
A faith that is aggressive! A faith that is mountain moving! A faith that is able to triumph over circumstances and situations beyond our control.
Listen to me closely! If you ever needed faith, you need real faith in troubled times.
Have you ever heard this statement: that tough times never last but tough people do!
One of the secrets for tough people to survive tough times is their real faith, that is prevailing faith in their lives.
You will discover in the Gospels, every time when a breakthrough such as healing or deliverance took place Jesus would say: “according to your faith be it done to you.”
According to your faith..
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”;
You know what? You and I have a choice to walk into the miracle blessings of God by exercising the extent of faith in every situation. The proportion of our faith will determine the extent of our breakthrough. Little faith will bring little blessing. A lot of faith…a lot of blessings. No faith…no blessing! According to your faith it will be done unto you. So God’s desire is to develop your faith. God wants you to stretch your faith!
The only way you can advance your spiritual maturity is by stretching your faith! Your spiritual muscles will only grow and become strong by stretching it. That’s the reason why that God allows so much of challenge and pressure in our lives sometimes. He does that not to destroy us or punish us as some of us may be wrongly misunderstood. He merely wants us to become stronger and matured to face what He has already planned for us in the future.
Our human muscles only gets stronger by stretching it, our muscles only gets stronger by developing it. Our muscles only get stronger by putting pressure on it. So the same goes to your spiritual muscles. You need to be challenged in order to develop your spiritual maturity.
James 1:3-4 NLT
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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