“2 Cor 9:10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God”
February is usually a very busy month for us, there is Valentine’s Day, our oldest has his birthday and Vanessa and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. This year there were additional things that happened which caused the month to be extra busy and significant (some of which you’ll be hearing about very soon).
Already we’ve been expecting huge things for 2016, both as a family and individually. We’ve also heard the same message resonating from our church. Recently, as a church, we sowed a seed of expectancy and our family decided that we would sow a significant seed based on what we were believing for. This scripture in 2nd Corinthians could not be more appropriate.
We are thankful that God provided the seed for us to plant. There were many days that our seed, though planted with the same heart, would not have come close in size. Therefore, we know that the Lord supplied us with this seed (He who supplies seed to the sower). How fitting then that he would not only give us the seed to sow but then turn around and multiply what he gave us (multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness).
Let me just share with you about how Jesus has already begun increasing the fruits of His righteousness in our lives. Favor is a fruit (tangible evidence; visible or invisible) of His righteousness that we’ve seen and experienced only hours after sowing our seed. We’ve been looking for some time for a home to purchase so we can finally become settled here in the Houston area. Just hours after sowing our seed, we received multiple text and phone calls about a home that we were interested in. We did not even know about it until late in the evening because the phone was in the other room. Once we received the messages we then gave an offer and were excited that the home could be ours. Full of hope, only to find out that someone else had bought the home before our offer was received. Somewhat saddened, because it was now the second time it had happened to us, but “We trust in our God, and through His unfailing love, we will not be shaken.” We trust and believe that God still had our best in mind.
So the following day was our anniversary, and we had a few minutes to ourselves for a change (doesn’t happen often with three kids). As we enjoyed the day and each other God’s favor was working behind the scenes. Long story short, the other purchaser had a hiccup, we had another opportunity to purchase the home at significantly less than the list price. The offer we made was accepted and now we are waiting to close on our new and final home. How awesome is Jesus……Amazingly Awesome!!
God heard our prayer and desires, gave us the seed, placed it on our heart to sow it, multiplied the seed and His fruit in our lives, He then blessed us with the very thing we had been believing Him for from the get-go. Amazingly Awesome