A dear brother in the faith shared about how the Lord asked him to send a ridiculously small amount to our father in the faith. He felt it was too small. He summoned up strength and obeyed the Lord. He got a call from our spiritual father who was surprised that he sent him a seed in Covid. He prayed for him and blessed him that he would never be stranded. Today, he said he cannot count the number of times that word of blessing has worked in his favour.

What makes a seed potent?

First, it is instructed. When the Lord instructs you to sow a seed, do not hesitate. He is the Lord of the Harvest. Even in unusual times, make sure you obey the Lord. Do not just sow emotionally. Sow as commanded.

There was a time when we were building, and we needed five thousand naira to make up the funds for a supplier. I had that amount and I wanted to add it so we could meet up. The Lord asked me, “Is it your project? Did I instruct you to give it. If you give it, then you can take over the project”. I repented and asked him for a supply. The money came as a seed from someone else in about an hour. Do not just be emotional. Follow instructions.

Second, it is timely. Once the Lord instructs to give, obey immediately. Hesitation reduces the value of the seed. Esau came after Isaac had eaten the venison that Jacob prepared. It was already late. The value of a seed sown in season cannot be underestimated.

Third, do it cheerfully and in thanksgiving. Some instructions to give can be tough but God loves a cheerful giver.

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 NLT

Sometimes, we hesitate because we want to wait for the “right time” to do a big thing. Listen, a seed sown as instructed at the right time is the big seed.

If a man is thirsty and you give him a cup of water, he would really be grateful. When a man is not thirsty anymore, if you bring a gallon of water, the impact is not the same. There is power in prompt obedience.

Stop hesitating.

Stop analyzing.

Start obeying.

There are no small seeds, there are only small hearts. Have a large heart. Have an obedient heart. Obey the prompts of the Lord.

© temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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