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           What's Happening to my Harvest. Part 4   

The past three weeks we’ve been looking at why some people reap a small harvest and why some do not reap at all.

We said the first reason is…

1. It’s the law of sowing and reaping, not reaping and sowing

The second reason is…

2. Reaping is not automatic

Today, we will look at the third reason…

3. They are not sowing into Good Ground

Some ground is average. Some ground is poor. Some is tremendous. The quantity of your harvest is directly affected by the quality of the ground where you have sown.

Now you might be asking, “How do I determine what is good ground?”

Firstly, Jesus said, in Matthew 7:16, “You shall know them by their fruits”.

If a ministry is yielding solid, scriptural fruit – such as getting people born again, edifying believers, preaching the unadulterated Word of God or helping the poor – then it’s probably a good place to plant your seed.

Secondly, the Holy Spirit will not lead you to waste your seed by planting it in ground that’s not strong and good enough to nourish it and produce a harvest.

It’s possible to waste seed by sowing money or things into certain people or works. Now, don't cry over seed that you feel was wasted or sown in a wrong place or spent in vain. Let me encourage you with this scripture.

2 Chronicles 25:9 NKJV

Then Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do about the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?” And the man of God answered, “The LORD is able to give you much more than this.”

Your God is able to give you much more than what you’ve lost, spent or given. Forgive, let it go and see whether your God is bigger than that or not.

In Mark 4:14-20 you will see that the sower sows the Word. He sows the seed. He sows four times but reaps only from one place. That confirms how important it is for us to sow our seed in good soil.

Always pray over every seed that you sow. Fill it with faith, worship and the Word. Then it will be ready to plant.

Another reason people are not reaping much is because they are not…

4. Thinking Big

If you want to reap much, you must enlarge your capacity to receive.

Why should you enlarge your capacity to receive? Because you don’t only reap according to what you’ve sown, you reap according to your faith.

If your faith is smaller than your harvest, then you will be like the person who has been given a 20L container of blessings but only has a 5L container to receive it.

So think BIG.

You may have a limited paycheck but you don’t have a limited income because our God is an unlimited God.

Enlarge your capacity to receive and expect a bountiful harvest.

Confession

My God is limitless. Therefore, I refuse to restrict my faith. Instead, I choose to fill myself with the Word. The wings of my faith are stretched out as the eagle’s. 

Every mental limit is falling away as the Word renews my mind. I’m pushing the envelope and going out deeper. Out where the joys of living really are. My faith knows no limits. Let her blow!

 

God bless

Ps. Lester Holland

2016 - The Great Year

 

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