For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
2 Colossians 9:10

Let me tell you a story of two farmers Jon and Zachary. Both grew crops of corn and barley. Jon owned a small farm and was very disciplined. Jon was always up at 4:00 am every morning, Monday through Sunday. Everyday without fail. He would rise before the cock crowed. Got up extra early to prepare for his day of hard labor. Jon worked so hard he produced more than enough he needed so he was able to share and feed his extended family, friends and even the neighbors. Zachary on the other hand, had a very large farm. He always had more than enough and was lazy. Zachary would wake up around 10:00 am or so and the cock at his farm lost his voice because he was tired of crowing. Well, not really but, for drama purposes… Let’s imagine the cock voiceless. So, Zachary would get up late, grew only enough crop for himself and was able to provide for his family and they did not go hungry. Zachary’s city he lived in was very poor indeed and did not have enough to feed everyone and there was hunger and great want.

You see, Zachary was selfish, lazy and produced only enough to satisfy himself and had very little extra if any at all, to help the needy and provide for just what was required. Jon on the other hand, produced so much  that he was able to feed, not only his family and friends… He was also able to provide for dozens of people as well.

In 2 Colossians 9:10 we find Paul telling his friends what it means collecting for the Lord. Paul says, “For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”

You know, when we harvest from our Lords fields, we are harvesting for God himself. We are put here on this earth to do only that. We must harvest for the Lord and produce only good and useful crops or we too will go hungry. We too will suffer. We too will die. Remember this: if we as Christian believers of our Lord Jesus take but not plant; Eat but not share; Read from the scriptures of our Lord but do not tell others what you’ve read than we to will become useless. Everyone who hears the message of the Lord should plant good seed’s of faith in others so we all can worship God in Heaven.

Good luck in your mission or should I say commission, in our Lord’s work and God bless you all.

Brother Jonathan R. L. Spann

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