I was speaking with a friend and I mentioned for the first time how a seed that was sent some years ago came right on time. My friend responded that: 

“Thanks for sharing with me. The Lord has been teaching me on faith and responding in faith, so this was timely.”

I responded that “When a seed intercepts a need, it is heavy.”

There is a difference between a seed that is sown that intercepts a need and one that is sown that did not intercept any need.

For instance, if a stranded brother needs a thousand naira to make up his transport cost and the Lord lays it on your mind to send a seed and you obey at that moment, your seed has intercepted a need. But if you keep debating it and you say, “Oh, what will a thousand do? Let me wait till I have more”, even if you sow a hundred thousand later when you have more, it counts less. 

The weight of the seed is not in the amount but in the obedience. Isaac laid on the altar outside of proper timing would not provoke the activation of the covenant. 

No matter the sacrifice, if it is not done in obedience, it does not carry any weight. To obey is heavier than sacrifice. The weight of the seed is in the promptness and not the size.

When Esau came with his prepared meal, the need of Father Isaac was already met, the one who intercepted the need had gone with the blessing. 

Now it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. Genesis 27:30 NKJV

He missed it just by “scarcely gone out”. The difference in time was not much but the father’s need was already met.  

Esau came asking for an “also” blessing but his seed did not meet a need. 

Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him—and indeed he shall be blessed.” When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me—me also, O my father!” 

Genesis 27:33 – 34 NKJV 

Obedience must not just be complete; it must be prompt. When the Lord places a demand on you, obey quickly. Delay reduces the weight of your obedience.

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.

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