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October 23, 2010

Day 23 – Choose good soil

Filed under: Finances — pearsey @ 8:50 am

This is a summary, from chapter 23, 31 Reasons people do not receive their financial harvest, written by Mike Murdock.

Day 23 – Some do not know the difference between good soil and bad soil

When Jesus was spreading the news of the gospel, often the Pharisees would try and debate with him.  But he refused to enter into debate with them.  But yet, when he saw Zacchaeus the tax collector, he took the time to go home with him and share the gospel.  Mike uses this example to show that Jesus recognised the difference between good soil and bad soil.  He was willing to spend the time with Zacchaeus, but not with the Pharisees.

When you are sowing, discern the type of soil that you are sowing into.  Jesus describes the importance of the soil in receiving a harvest in Mark 4:3-8 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times.”

Don’t sow seed into those who don’t give, those who won’t work, those who don’t want to be taught or those who are against financial blessing.  Instead choose people and ministries who have been loyal and faithful, or who are willing to work hard, or those that have helped you with guidance and wisdom.  Choose the good soil.

I like to sow seeds into the ministries and areas that I would like to see a harvest in.  Ask God to show you where you should be sowing.  Don’t waste your seed.

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