October 9, 2010

Day 9 – What’s in your hand

Filed under: Finances — pearsey @ 9:41 am

This is a summary, from chapter 9, 31 Reasons people do not receive their financial harvest, written by Mike Murdock.

Day 9 – Many do not recognise the seed or the soil when they see it

We all have seeds in our hands – our love, thoughts, time, patience, money, kindness, prayers, talents.  Don’t focus on what you don’t have, but focus on what you do have.  Moses said he could not talk.  God showed him the rod in his hand.  Joseph could interpret dreams and used that to help others.  Joseph took what he could do and sowed that seed.  Mike Murdock says “Something you have been given will create anything else you have been promised”.  Proverbs 18:16 says “A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.”

In 1 Kings 17, it talks about Elijah and the widow.  The widow had nothing left and was about to go and eat her last meal.  Elijah came and asked the widow to give him something to drink, which she did.  Then he asked her to bring him something to eat.  She responded that she could not do that.  But Elijah told her to bring him something and painted a picture of what God would do once she gave him, the man of God, some bread.  When she saw that the last of her food would become a seed, and that she would have plenty if she gave it, she sowed that.  It was a beginning.

Elijah showed her a picture of how the future could look if she sowed something that she had in her hands now.  When you are looking at the seeds in your hand, see the potential and the future in that seed.  When you give to missions, see the harvest that will come from the seed you sow.  See the lives that will be changed, healed, delivered and set free.   See the people that will be able to move from poverty to providing for themselves – because you gave.

If you are raising money for something, share what the future will look like for them and for those they help if they give to that cause.  Give people a reason to give.

One seed that we all have is time.  Wherever you spend your time, is where you’ll reap a harvest.  Spend time sowing into your relationships, your work, your talents and loving and caring for others.

Look at what you have now, for that is your key to experiencing God’s harvest.


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