Summary: “Cast Your Bread On The Waters” Secrets from Ecclesiastes 11
“Cast Your Bread On The Waters”
Secrets from Ecclesiastes 11
Ecclesiastes 11:1 - Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days.
Ecclesiastes was written by one of the wisest men that ever lived.
When God speaks about bread, He is talking about those things that you have which you can commit to Him such as your talents, finances, ministry, and your gifting. The Bible teaches us that this is the way of the Kingdom. I do not know why it works this way, but it does.
So many of us struggle in so many areas of our lives because we tend to compute the Word with our natural minds. God encourages us to do things His way no matter what.
Proverbs 14:12 - There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
If we want to come to a place of abundance in our life, we need to listen to what God says regardless of how silly it may sound to our ears.
The bread that Solomon was speaking about is anything we have. He was the wisest man that ever lived. But it was not his wisdom, it was Gods wisdom.
We all have different talents, abilities, and gifts. However, if we do not throw them away we will not be effective in the Kingdom. Solomon said, “Cast it.” There are things that need to be cast away Gods way, so that when it returns it becomes a blessing.
Many people are in spiritual offices representing God but they rely on their own talents and gifts. They have never ever given their gift to God. So many do not want to do that because it does not make sense. For example, what sense does it make for me to cast my finances away? You have to cast your finances because that is your provision. God wants us to rely on Him for His supernatural provision and not what we can provide in our own strength.
When you cast something that is precious to you and walk away from it, the water is going to take it away. You cannot take it back. God’s way is the way for Kingdom living though it may not to make any sense at all.
Nothing that is cast away Gods way is ever lost. Anything that you have cast away will always last. Casting means you give it away.
There are things we have to walk away from. When we have problems with people, we may have to cast them away so that God can deal with them. We have to remove ourselves from the situation.
When things just do not work, remove them and walk away and ask God to deal with them. “Lord, you deal with it because you know the dynamics. I do not know what is going on, but you do.” That is God's wisdom and that is God's way.
God is teaching us to be obedient to His way because He wants to bless you. That is God's wisdom. That is the only way for your ministry to be birthed, or for your marriage to be blessed, or for finances to come your way, or for your talents to be enhanced. Give it God and when He is ready bring it back, it will come back in a different form and it will be better and be a blessing and not a burden.
Proverbs 10:22 - The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow with it.