If You Have A Need, Plant A Seed
LUKE 6:38 NKJ
38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed
down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your
bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be
measured back to you."
The natural response to having a need is to focus on getting
instead of giving. And to hang on tightly to what we have.
But God does not bless selfishness. He is a giver, and desires
for us to become like Him. So, God’s Word tells us to give.
(Some preachers may have tried to exploit these truths to
enrich themselves, but that does not nullify God’s promises.)
God is trying to raise us to a higher level of thinking, where
we trust in His faithful provision, and express our faith by
PROVERBS 11:24 NET
24 One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but
another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.
It requires faith to give when you don’t have enough to meet
your own needs. But remember that faith pleases God, and
nothing is too hard for God.
Faith acts on God’s Word. Fear hesitates.
To help us understand how giving can enrich us, instead of
impoverishing us, Scripture pictures a farmer planting seed for
2 CORINTHIANS 9:6,10 NLT
6 Remember this–a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get
a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a
10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then
bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase
your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity
Plant whatever seed God has given you, and God will give the
increase through a harvest of blessing, and your needs will be
GALATIANS 6:7 CEV
7 You cannot fool God, so don’t make a fool of yourself! You
will harvest what you plant.
You are never without seed. Anything of value can be a seed.
Your time is valuable, so if nothing else, you can give time to
pray for others as a seed.
SAY THIS: Whenever I have a need, I will plant a seed.