They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Sowing the right seed isn’t always an easy thing to do.
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
There will always be an excuse not to sow the seed you need to sow. If there weren’t then the seed would not be precious.
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
God wont sent rain to water the mud. Once you get seed in the ground, then ask for the rain.
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
This is the first use of the words sow and hundredfold in the Bible. Earlier in the chapter, it says that Isaac sowed in “that” land (v.1). There was a famine in the land when he did it. By doing this, Isaac did not “observe the wind”; meaning he didn’t to allow the circumstances to dictate what he did.
Sow because you have faith in seed- no matter what the natural circumstances are.
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Don’t give up and walk away from your seed. You have to remain in the mindset of expectation for whatever you’ve planted to come to pass.
As long as a seed is in your hand it abides alone. However, if you plant it, you get a harvest and more of the same seed.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
1 Kings 17:8-16
And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.
Because she treated what she had left like seed, her barrel never ran out.
You never know how the seed you sow will prosper. You might be looking at it one way, but God sees more than one way it can harvest in your life.
1 Kings 17-24
And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. And he cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth. And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth.
Had she not treated that meal like seed, Elijah would have had to go somewhere else to get his provision. Which means he would not have been present to raise the boy when he died. But because the woman sowed the last bit of meal she had, it not only created a harvest of more… but it meant that the prophet of God was present to heal her son.
Don’t ever limit God when it comes to sowing. He gives the optimum return and the best possible result.
He knows what we need, even when we don’t.
When you know that you have planted the right seed, ask God to bring the rain and expect Him to do it.