Nothing happens until “after” YOU have sown! 1 Corinthians 9:10-11 “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have SOWN and increase the fruits of your righteousness while you are enriched in everything for all liberality.”
I received a phone call tonight from someone wanting to borrow money, which my husband and me have sown into for years. Suddenly my husband, who is very wise, began to hold this person accountable for all the seed that they asked for. The person immediately hung up the phone.
I was shocked at first, until I realized that nothing happens until after you have sown. In this case, the one asking needed to sow back what was sown into them. The person will have to sow in order to receive. Many people have the mentality of a grasshopper & cankerworm. They will eat off of your harvest until there is nothing left without repentance or regard for your well-being. In addition, many people actually believe that they have an earned right to ask for what you have worked for without accountability. This is the season of the virgin oil, where one must guard the seed that God has given them. I know the person looked upon my husband as harsh, but once one involves another for provision, they are accountable to that provider. This is according to Deuteronomy 28. The borrower becomes indebted to the lender.
In addition, the Holy Spirit began to talk to me and gave me a profound revelation. When a seed is borrowed, the ownership of the seed still belongs to the person who gave it to the borrower. This is the principal that many of us miss. The borrower has no seed! They are asking to access to your seed. So when they sow the seed, it is still on behalf of you. This is why you must be cautious of who you allow to borrow your seed. If the person is use to squandering the seed, then your seed is being misused on your behalf. It is the same with God. Whatever He gives us still belongs to Him. Therefore, we must be aware and cautious as a good steward to wisely sow, gain interest and a full harvest for Christ.
Make this your heart when it comes to seed. Know where you sow it. If someone is a borrower, keep in mind that they have no seed and probably in most cases, do not understand about seed. Hold every borrower accountable for your seed. You still have ownership. You should always be receiving a harvest from the seed you have sown. If not, where and who did you give it to?
I was proud of my husband for he listened to the Holy Spirit and though this person may never like us again, the principles of God’s Word are forever true.