What goes around comes around. Pay it forward. You reap what you sow. Chances are, you’ve heard these phrases before. This theme is common throughout the Bible. A farmer cannot plant beans and expect to harvest corn. In the same way, we cannot plant seeds of negativity and expect to harvest goodness. What is it that you want to harvest?
Haggai 2:19a says, “Is the seed still in the barn?” If we keep something, that’s all we will ever have. But if we give, with a positive attitude – a cheerful heart – it will be multiplied back to us. Our actions have an impact on our lives and on the lives of those around us. It is important that we plant the seeds needed for the harvest we want to reap. If we want a harvest of blessing, we need to bless others. If we want a harvest of productivity, we musn’t be lazy. If we want a harvest of financial freedom, we must be good stewards of God’s money.
In Luke 6:38, Jesus says, “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full – pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” The truth is, God loves to bless his children, and he also loves for his children to bless one another. And he has already provided the seeds! Our time, our gifts, our words, our financial resources – it is up to us to decide if we keep these seeds, or if we plant them, in good soil, so we may reap the harvest God wants for us. Remember, it not only impacts our lives, but the lives of those around us. What impact will you make today?
Listen to the full message, “Endless Impact.”
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