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Scripture: Genesis 8: 22. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! As a son of a famer, I am privileged to know about farming operation.

I have watched my father plant seeds, and I have come to understand that before a bumper harvest, so many factors come to play such as the quality of seeds, nature of soil, time of planting, weeding, fertilizer application etc.

With this, I have come to learn a great lesson that if you want to get the best results from the law of sowing and reaping, certain rules must be adhered to. Today, we shall briefly examine some of these rules.

How do I operate the law of sowing and reaping for maximum results?

1. It must be borne out of love: The first rule is to ensure your sowing is motivated by love. If your giving is motivated by envy, arrogancy, to buy favour or prove a point, it will never attract blessings! God checks your motive before accepting your seeds. For the Bible said:

1 Samuel 2: 3. Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

God knows the thought of your heart before your hand is stretch out in giving;
Jeremiah 17: 9. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10. I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

So whatever you are receiving now is likely the product of your doing! Do you desire a better harvest for every seed sown? Then be motivated by love for God, that flows to the people (Matt.22:37-39).

Examples of men that sowed out of love;

A. Abraham; His love for God made him to willingly offer his son that he waited for 25years for. And in return he obtained a sworn blessing (Gen. 22:14-18)
B. David: His love for God was so great that he desired to build a house for God! When God stopped him, he still went ahead to provide materials for the building of the temple (1Chro.29:1-5). His sacrifice moved God to enter a covenant that was termed an everlasting covenant(2Chro.13:5).

C. Solomon: His love for God made him to go to Gibeon and sacrifice a thousand offerings.(1Kg.3;3-4). The harvest of his seeds were wisdom and understanding, riches and honour which he never bargained for and he became the richest man in his days.

Beloved, take love out of the equation, it is as if you are throwing your treasure into the oceans. So let love be the number one factor guiding your sowing.

2. It must be sown at the right time: The second rule is that you must sow your seeds at the appropriate time. If you plant corn during the dry season, the heat from the soil will kill the seeds, the same applies to yam tubers and as such there will be no harvest!

This is why many complain “I’m a giver but nothing is returning as harvest, don’t you think this sowing and reaping thing is a scam?” Well it is never a scam when practiced at the right time. You must understand that the time to pay your tithe is as soon as it enters into your hands. When you delay your seeds, you destroy the harvest.

There are times, God will lay it in your heart to sow a particular amount to either an individual or a ministry. Your obedience at that time is what determines your harvest. But many of us have postponed such wonderful opportunities to sow!

Beloved, any seeds sown at the right time will never miss its harvest, don’t delay your seedtime anymore, release it at the right time! Just as our anchor scripture said;

Genesis 8: 22. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. The decision of where to spend eternity is best made now. Give your heart to Jesus today.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace to operate my sowing with love and help me to do it at the right time in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:
– I declare the spirit of love to take over your life from this moment in Jesus name.
– Grace to plant your seeds at the right time, receive it now in Jesus name.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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