LITTLE BOYS AND GRUMPY FISHERMAN

2 Cor.9:6-9 – Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious generosity! Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything —every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.

Here is the very essence of seed faith living. Your harvest is proportional to your sowing, it doesn’t get much simpler than that. The only thing about the proportional part of your harvest, the Lord tips the scales towards His sons and daughters. He blesses and multiplies the seed sown. Here is how Dick Mills describes the super abounding nature of God’s provision.

“To superabound, have in excess, greatly surpass, excel. The word shows the generosity of God’s grace, giving assurance that faithful use of one’s talents and gifts sets the stage for one’s own advancement.”

Everything He touches explodes with productivity and life. Obviously we think about the boat sinking load of fish, or the over abundance of wine that was once only water, or the little boy’s lunch that fed a multitude. He abounds, no He super abounds with provision. Here is how the Amplified Bible describes this verse.

2 Cor.9:8 -Amp. -And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].

So how does this relate to unusual times when everyone is experiencing lack? This passage clearly teaches us that this world’s economic system is not our source. God is our source and sowing into His work connects us to His supernatural abundance. Others will lack but you will not, the Lord Himself is your provider. Seeing this unlocks the infinite nature of God’s provision. He supplies through ravens and widows or little boys or grumpy fishermen. The one common denominator, someone sowed and the Lord displayed His generosity and His infinite supply.

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