From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!
Do you know how much harvest you have coming back?
How can you expect a harvest if you don’t even know what you are entitled to? Now, be honest: When it comes payday, you don’t tell the Pay Master, “Oh, just give me whatever you want.” You know exactly what you are entitled to. You know the very day that you should get paid, and if you don’t get paid, you make an appointment real quick with the boss! You get aggressive.
Well, that’s the way we need to be about our harvest!
Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” The Spirit of God said it to me like this: “You sowed it; now grow it. It’s your harvest. You’re entitled to it.”
Verse 9 goes on to say, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
In other words, don’t get weary in sowing. That’s where most of us miss it. We get weary in the sowing. You hear Christians all the time make statements like this: “I’ve given, and I’ve given, but I don’t see any return.” That’s weariness talking.
“Well, I tithed for three weeks, and I haven’t seen any windows opening.” That’s weary in well doing.
You’ve got to stay aggressive with this. If you never get a harvest, it violates the laws of God. God’s Word is true, and it declares that you will reap what you sow. God’s Word is His bond. He’s not a man that He should lie. These are the laws of God. You can’t call something a law unless it works every time it is applied.
Galatians 6:10 reveals that we need to be looking for opportunities to be a blessing on a daily basis. Sowing seed should be a part of our lifestyle, not just on Sunday morning. The Amplified says, “Be mindful to be a blessing.” In other words, when you wake up in the morning, you should say, “God, how can I be a blessing today? Who can I bless? God, give me an opportunity.”
Being a blessing doesn’t always have to be in the form of money. It can be a kind word. It can be a prayer. It can be a word of encouragement. Be mindful to be a blessing every day of your life. That’s what God calls “aggressive sowing.”
When you show God that you are aggressive about sowing seed into other’s lives, then He will be aggressive about pouring the blessings back on you.
How could you make a withdrawal from your checking account if you don’t even know what you’ve got in there? You can’t go to the bank and withdraw $5,000 from your account if you’ve only got $500 in there. So, how can you withdraw from your harvest if you don’t even know what you’ve got accumulated? You should start keeping a record.
When I ask my accountant how much we need for a certain project, I want to know exactly what we need. If we need $10,532.26, then don’t tell me that we need about $10,000. My faith only works on facts.
A couple of years ago, my daughter, Terri, and her husband, Rodney, were believing God to build a new house. They knew exactly, down to the dollar, what it was going to cost, and they began sowing seed towards it. I noticed Terri kept a little notebook with her so she could record every seed she and Rodney sowed for their house. She multiplied it times 100, and she knew that the harvest would meet all of their needs.
One day, she and Rodney came over, and they brought me a check, which was the largest seed they had ever been able to sow into the ministry, and they said, “Daddy, you’re building a new building for the school, and we’re naming this seed for the building of our house.”
They sowed that check into the ministry, wrote the amount in their little notebook, multiplied it times 100, and kept calling in their harvest. They continued to look for opportunities to sow seed, kept calling that harvest in, and I mean, supernaturally, the money came in for them to build that house.
As the money would come in, they would check it off in that notebook. I never saw Terri without that notebook. She even had another copy of their sowing typed up and hanging on the refrigerator so that every time she saw it, she could call her harvest in. She was serious about her harvest.
In the natural, they absolutely had no way of getting that much money in such a short amount of time for that house. Mamma and Daddy didn’t make it happen for them. We watched them use their faith. It all came as a result of their aggressive sowing and their aggressive harvesting. When you’ve seen this work in your life once, you never forget how you did it, and you just keep doing it.
A friend of mine, Pastor Tracy Harris, showed me (according to James 5:4) that our harvest is actually crying out for us right now. God is waiting for us to cry out for it. When God hears a harvest cry, and He hears the people cry (to whom it belongs), then He causes a divine appointment to come together. The harvest and the harvester come together. These are not cries of sorrow; these are cries of aggressiveness. “I want my harvest! It belongs to me!”
You may be believing God for a house, a new car, or to be debt free, and I strongly suggest that you get aggressive; about your sowing and your reaping. Sow seed towards what you are believing for, write every seed down, multiply it by 100, or whatever your faith can believe for, and begin calling your harvest in.
Carry your “statement” around with you everywhere you go, and don’t give up until you see the manifestation of what you are entitled to. Cry out for your harvest. You can’t be passive any longer, your harvest is waiting for you!