Summary: When God sows, He doesn’t sow with seeds that can spoil or decay. There’s a kind of seed God has sown into our lives that irrespective of your financial status, you can always sow this seed.
One of the very first biblical principles God introduced in His Word is the principle of sowing and reaping (Genesis 8:22). For you to sow and invariably reap, you must have a seed. You can’t plant if you don’t have a seed.
Often times when we talk about sowing and reaping, the focus is usually on people being careful with their actions so they don’t reap consequences that can be very disastrous or on believers sowing generous financial seeds so we can reap a bountiful financial harvest. But today we want to look at another dimension of sowing. We want to look at sowing from the perspective of God. What happens when God is the One that does the sowing?
Looking closely at Genesis down to Revelation, you will discover that there are quite a number of seeds God has sown. The Word of God is one of God’s seeds. 1 Peter 1:23 says “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” When God sows, He doesn’t sow with seeds that can spoil or decay. God’s seeds also require us taking a big step of faith for them to germinate. For example in Genesis 12:2, God planted the seed of greatness in Abraham. God told Abraham that He would make him a great nation, his name would be great. Every seed needs water, correct temperature and a good location to grow. The place Abraham was even though it was a place he was very familiar with, would have stifled this seed of greatness. In order for the seed of greatness in him to bear roots, shoot up and sprout, Abraham had to take a step of faith and move to an unknown and unfamiliar place. Thank God Abraham obeyed. More importantly, thank God that through Christ Jesus, we are all partakers of this seed of greatness God sowed into Abraham’s life (Galatians 3:14). I pray God releases upon us the spirit of obedience and fills us with a heart of faith so we too can see the seed of greatness on the inside of us put forth its shoots.
There are times in church or in your family that there is a pressing need. You know quite all well that this is not some trivial or materialistic need. It’s a need that requires someone to urgently sow a financial seed in order for the problem to be solved. It could be a family member who desperately needs to undergo surgery or a church that needs to pay the salaries of staff and some utility bills but the required funds aren’t available. You really want to help, but you are constrained. You don’t have the seed or money to meet this need. But there’s a kind of seed God has sown into our lives that irrespective of our financial status, we can always sow this seed. We can plant this seed into any situation that comes our way and there will definitely be a harvest; a time for reaping the benefits. This seed is THE SEED OF CHRIST. The seed of Christ is God’s most precious seed.
In Acts 3:1-10, there was a crippled man who used to beg from those going into the temple. This man was more or less saying to those entering the temple, please sow into my life. The same way he had been begging from so many people, he did the same to Peter and John on this particular occasion. Here was an opportunity for Peter and John to sow to a needy man. These were men who had been personally schooled by Jesus Christ on the laws of harvest and the principles of sowing and reaping. Jesus had told them about the Parable of the Sower and other kingdom secrets about sowing (Matthew 13: 1-9, Matthew 13:24-32). They knew quite alright that if you don’t have a seed, you can’t sow. If you have a seed and you eat your seed or refuse to sow your seed, you can’t expect any positive results or a harvest. So what did they do? They didn’t say well since we don’t have any money; any financial seed with us, there’s nothing we can do to help this man. They must have said to themselves, we don’t have a financial seed but we have a much bigger and better seed. They remembered what Jesus told them about Himself. Speaking about Himself in John 12:24, Jesus had said that “…Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” Jesus is the seed of God that had to die to produce many more seeds, many more blessings and testimonies. The revelation came upon Peter and John that they had a seed with them, they had an imperishable seed, they had the SEED OF CHRIST. They understood that by His death and resurrection, Jesus has become a glorified seed of God and whenever you plant Christ into a situation, you can expect the name of the Lord to be glorified.