Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10 NIV
My beloved California church was quickly outgrowing the worship center, children’s classrooms, and parking spaces. This is a great problem to have, except when you are in California, and by the Pacific Ocean! Land is a precious commodity and difficult to come by where the desert meets the ocean.
The church began a Capitol Campaign to raise funds for building more space and acquiring more land for its growing congregation. The Pastor held “Town-hall” meetings to discuss the plans and ask for our prayer, and provision.
During one of the meetings he asked us what we were doing with the seed or resources God had given us? Would we be willing to give to God something beyond our imaginations, not expecting a return for ourselves, but a return for the kingdom and glory of God?
After much prayer, my husband and I were led to commit to an amount that we did not have at the time. We believed that God would provide the seed to sow.
A few weeks later, my husband lost his job. This was not news we were expecting and immediately felt the burden of our commitment to our church and our own personal finances.
It was during that time that God showed up in a miraculous way. My husband received a settlement package that not only covered our commitment to the exact amount but provided for us as well.
Matthew Henry says “He can cause us to have a sufficiency in all things, to be content with what we have, to make up for what we give and to be able to give yet more.”
I didn’t see my husband’s job loss as provision, but it was what God used to show us that He supplies the seed for the harvest. The honor of seeing God’s seed bear fruit is everlasting and the reward is eternal.
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When we invest what God has given us in his work, He will provide. Where are you investing?
Dear Father, thank you for all that you provide and give me the eyes to see where you want me to invest your resources. Amen
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