Planting Seeds for Prayer, Praise, and Power
The Harvest Magazine
Kimberly N. Alleyne
Are you in a season of fasting and prayer? Are you desperate for breakthrough in some area? Are you lacking in your finances, relationships, or health? Are you seeking guidance or instruction? Are you believing God for a miracle or a long-awaited answer to a prayer?
Yes? Then you’re in a good position to sow! No? Then you’re in a good position to sow!
- Sow to amplify your prayers
I am praying for something specific, and each time I sow a financial seed, I write a reference to it. It’s not a bad idea to keep a prayer journal by the way. You can review it for encouragement and to be quickly reminded of God’s awesome Hand in your life.
- Sow to demonstrate your praise and thanksgiving
I can remember not having knowledge of the power of giving. I also remember battling lack and insufficiency. When I learned to break that poverty, orphan spirit, I believed God for more, and He responded. I don’t hesitate to give. God did not hesitate to sow His only Son into my life, so why would I ever hold back?
- Sow for increased power and endurance to keep crushing the enemy’s lame, tired, and reheated attacks (he’s not very creative or innovative).
Sowing builds our faith and confidence in the things of the Lord. Our sowing makes God smile, which, in turn, makes us smile.
Things happen when you sow: the Kingdom atmosphere dynamic shifts; warring angels are refueled to fight our blessing-blocking adversaries even harder to get your blessings to you quicker. And you make broad the path for God’s performance in your life and the lives of others. Ultimate HE gets the glory for all of it. That’s what sowing does.Never doubt that you are called to sow in some capacity. If you are prompted to give, then that… Click To Tweet
Plant your seeds! Water them and watch them grow!
“But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” –Matthew 6:3-4
Never sow just because, and never sow for show.. Sow with a purpose: to help, to bless, to transform, to build, to reposition, to grow. Sowing is all about God, and about us only indirectly. Sowing is never about us, at least not initially. Sowing is about God foremost, and then about the person or entity or cause you’re sowing into. And then we come into the picture with the consequential blessings He pours out after we sow.
Don’t sow in vain, or solely for the sake of bragging rights to say, “I gave!” Who cares? Sowing is not about being seen, heard, or even known. Sowing is about reaping a harvest, about being a change agent to bring that harvest in. That should be the motivation, not our own gain.
HOWEVER, when you sow, you are well within your Kingdom benefits plan to have great expectation for great things to manifest in your life—the blessings will flow, and they will flow in myriad forms: increased wisdom, more powerful intercessions, an increase in a spiritual gifting, increased favor, an answer to a question or problem, guidance, an unexpected word for your life, answered prayer, spiritual breakthrough, and, my favorite–the golden silence and shut down of the enemy. The enemy hates it when we build up the Kingdom, no matter how seemingly insignificant or small our gesture is. Never underestimate the power of your kindness and thoughtfulness.
“I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” II Samuel 24:24 NIV
Never doubt that you are called to sow in some capacity. If you are prompted to give, then that prompting is likely from the Holy Spirit. Remember when take our delight in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our hearts. This means, yes, He will give us what we want, but He will shape and birth those desires as we commune with Him so that as we mature, the desires of our hearts are by His own design. We begin to want the very things He wants. See that? Our desires become less carnal, and fleshly, and more Godly, and Kingdom-based.
Yes, prosperity will come, but don’t let that drive you. And remember, prosperity goes far beyond money and finances—it’s provision, protection, peace, favor, power in prayer, promotion, increase. The list goes on and one. God’s promises are in the thousands, and His promises are “Yes and Amen.” Always.
YOUR HARVEST WILL COME!
You won’t be denied of what God has for you. It’s the natural order of our Daddy to pour out on His children. He loves doing that. He loves to reward us! See Genesis 26:12: Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him.”
When your primary motive is to bless God with your sowing, He does the rest! Stand back and watch Him move, because He always does.
Want to know more about how sowing changes things for the great in your life? Catch Part 2 here.