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. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on
every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to
God. -2 Corinthians 9:10&11
If you have been in the church even for a very
short time, you must be familiar with the above scripture along with others
quite similar that are used at offering time.
For some people, all is well until it’s offering
time; it’s downhill from then on. My senior pastor, Wale Olulana did a pack of
teaching a couple of years ago which I recommend to all, it’s called ‘offering
is warfare’; he couldn’t have put it any better.
You can count on one hand things that impact our
lives more than money. You’re probably familiar with Zig Ziglar’s take on the
matter, “money is not everything”, Zig says, “but it
ranks right up there with oxygen”
is not an issue only in church; of course some do take it to the limit. However
you should see me a while back when I’m paying some bills; money issues are
did some of my growing up in a predominantly farming community in Africa.
Growing up in such a place teaches you one thing among many others; there is a
difference between seed for sowing and bread for eating.
farmer knows there’ll be no harvest next season without seed to sow. He saves
some of the best seeds of his harvest for the next planting season.
financial freedom book worth reading advocates having a saving first, no matter
how small. I guess it’s not in the
amount but the habit. W. Clement Stone puts it more bluntly, “if you cannot
save money, then the seeds of greatness are not in you.” Perhaps that is a bit
hash, but it sounds logical to me. In addition to meeting your needs, you need
the savings for your charitable giving and seed to invest for your future
mistake your seed for bread and don’t give all your seed to charity. Think
investment, think multiplication. God is able and willing to inspire you for a
bigger harvest. Your prosperity and generosity bring God praise and thanksgiving;
it is in the interest of God that you prosper.
can prosper; you shall prosper in Jesus’ name.