Wednesday, 18 May 2011

WHEN YOU HAVE A NEED,YOU SHOULD GIVE!

2 Corinthians 9:10
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.

I have learned as a Christian in the last 19 months that; it’s exciting to just let God be God. It’s exciting as I watch God meet a need in my life in a way that I never thought possible. God alone is the source of our supply. The Bible says in John 6:8-9,"Another of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”. Whenever we have a need, let's acknowledge our faith by planting a seed. In other words, take your focus off your need and look at ways you can provide for the needs of others, planting a seed in their lives.

This isn’t easy. It goes against our nature; it’s totally illogical. If I’m out of money, I’m probably going to think, “I can’t give away any money.” Or if I’m out of time, I’m probably going to think, “Why should I spend more time on something else or someone else?” Or if I don’t have any energy in a relationship, I’m probably going to think, “How can I give more energy away?” Yet, God says this is exactly what demonstrates faith: when we have a need, we should plant a seed. We can see this principle imbedded in our blood. When we give away blood, we get more blood. We don’t end up with less blood; we end up with as much blood or more than we had before.

God often works through this harvest principle: when we have a need, we should give; and what we give away, God replenishes. Faith is like a seed, so it has to be planted, or deposited. Remember the story of the little boy who had five loaves and two fish? He gives them away, and God uses them to feed 5,000 people. Jesus takes what the boy gives; He breaks it, He blesses it, and He uses it. That’s what God does in our lives. He takes us, He breaks us, He blesses us, and He uses us. He multiplied a little into a lot because it was planted as a seed.

Reflections:
When we invest what God has given us in His work, He will provide us with even more.

Power verses:
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater.--Isaiah 55:10

Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.--Hosea 10:12

2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

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