“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.” Genesis 26:12
Are you a Spiritual Farmer? Do you listen to God when He places it on your heart to give regardless of the circumstance? Isaac was in the land of Gerar, during a famine, and God placed it on his heart to sow seed. Most farmers will tell you that you don’t sow seed in a famine, especially if you only have a little, because you will probably waste your seed and seed is expensive.
Isaac believed God, like his father Abraham, sowed seed in faith and God multiplied his seed sown 100 times. Many of us are not farmers so we may not really understand how faithful this act of obedience was. Let me bring you a 2008 example:
Say you have $500.00 and God tells you to give a certain person all of it. Now you only have $500.00 dollars and you don’t know when or where your next dollar will come from because you are unemployed. You have pets and a family counting on you to provide food and shelter for them. You are in what is called a Financial Famine.
How many wise people of this world do you know who will tell you to give during a time like this? Most people will say that is crazy. In order for you to be obedient, and give that certain individual your last $500.00, it will take some major faith and trust in God. It will take more than just repeating the verses; Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together or the fact that God loves a cheerful giver. This type of faith comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
God Almighty has given me a real life testimony to share with you from my own experience. Observe: In June 2007, the Lord God placed it on my heart to bless one of his believers with a monetary gift. This particular person was in a financial famine and so was I. I was aware of this story of when Isaac sowed but I had no idea that I was going to be tested in the exact same area.
God told me to give this person a couple hundred dollars and to be perfectly honest… I did not want to do it. I had been giving, to different causes, and I felt that I could just skip this unction. God said no and convicted me even harder to sow a financial seed. I stepped out in faith and gave the money.
As soon as I was obedient God gave me a $3000.00 raise immediately. I was like woe! Actually, everyone on my shift got blessed. I work at night and I did this work 3:00 that afternoon before I had to be at work at 6:00p.m. My supervisor had been telling us, for about a year, that they were planning to give us a shift differential.
Well, as soon as I was obedient to being used by God… that shift bonus came on the very day and was not delayed. God multiplied my seed like he did when he fed the multitudes. He is a God of multiplication! Some of you skeptics may be saying, “You were supposed to be receiving that anyway… that is just a coincidence that it came on the very day.”
Well, I am here to tell you, and don’t ever forget it, GOD IS THE ANSWER TO COINCIDENCE! This was a GODINCIDENCE! I pray that everyone who reads this Blog has the opportunity to experience this wonderful act of faithfulness from the Lord Jesus Christ. The jewel that you will receive from this type of act of faith and obedience will be yours for a lifetime.
You will never forget it and you will always know that it is GOD who is your source. Not money, Not people, Not jobs, Not influence, Not position, Not intelligence, but GOD! Remember; “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” Psalm 18:30