GENEROSITY CHANGES EVERYTHING (Part 2): Think like a Farmer (5 things farmers don’t forget) 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 NASB

That’s why Paul wrote Corinthians 9:8 TLB. God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others. God gives the farmer more so he can help others with joy! Galatians 6:7 NAB. Again, the thing you want to reap, must be the thing that you sow. <!–split–>

2 Corinthians 9:9-10 TLB. It is as the Scriptures say: “The godly man gives generously to the poor. His good deeds will be an honor to his forever.” 10 For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest. God calls you, “The harvest of righteousness.” When sowing becomes your nature, you become the harvest of righteousness. Imputed righteousness, it’s the fact, that the “righteousness of Christ . . . Is imputed to (believers) – that is, treated as if it were theirs through faith. Let’s do some critical thinking, “Sometimes we plant weeds and expect roses!” Sometimes we’re quick to judge others, yet we ourselves are the first to pled for mercy if we fall.” (Think about it). Again, a farmer doesn’t sow corn and expect to reap potatoes. Questions: Is your seed prepared? Yes, but are you prepared? Place your seed in your hand. Here’s 6 steps to follow. By faith, Pray over the seed. By faith, bury your seed. (John 12:24) By faith, water your seed in worship. Give God the sacrifice of praise. By faith, wait on your seed, by waiting on the Lord. Isaiah 40:29, Have you not know, have you not heard, that the Ever Lasting God . . . By faith, keep weeds away by eating and digesting God’s word. By faith, rejoice over your harvest! Rejoice over God’s multiplication! 5. There’s one final principle of sowing and reaping we need to understand. We not only reap what we sow, but we reap more! Say, reap more! 2 Corinthians 9:11 TLB. Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help. Think about this Bible fact, “Your gift will make many break-out in praise!” Also, your gift, breaks the back of the stronghold of hoarding, and being stingy, you can find a freedom in giving.” P.H.