Seedtime and Harvest 2 – Multiplication
Wednesday 26th April 2023
Read this conversation:
“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’
“But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, Why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ Matthew 25:21, 24-27
The above is a conversation between a master who gave ‘talents’, or opportunities, to his servants, traveled, and came back to check what they had done with them.
Here’s a question: how faithful have you been with the opportunities and resources the Lord has given you?
In the parable above, Jesus makes it clear that rewards and blessings are to be given to everyone who uses their opportunities and resources, or ‘talents’, faithfully, or in a way that multiplies them.
Yesterday, we talked about seedtime and harvest. We talked about how there are various types of seeds. We talked about the seeds of prayer, giving, diligence, sharing God’s Word, forgiveness, kindness, savings, marketing, and so on.
All these seeds are also “talents.”
The master in the story above represents God.
His anger with the last servant was that he “hid”’ his talent. He refused to use it. Our seeds are our talents. They are opportunities and resources God has given us to use, multiply, and bless the world. When we hide them like the last servant, He is not happy with us.
His view concerning us not using our talents is actually written out in the story:
‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, Why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ Matthew 25:27
From this, we see that God regards our not using our talents, opportunities, and resources in a way that will multiply their impact as wickedness and laziness.
One: What are you doing with that idea the Lord has given you? Have you started working on it? Even if it would take funds, start training yourself on it, and praying about it. This will open the way for its manifestation.
Two: Are you preaching the Word you have heard to others? Will you share the opportunity to get blessed with this devotional today with others? Are you sharing the Word in other ways?
Three: Are you using the opportunity of marketing to announce that your business or idea? Are you trumpeting it, or keeping it to yourself? Marketing is a very important seed, and it is a huge opportunity, just like the talents in the initial story.
Four: Did you also notice that the servant who multiplied his talents thought big, but the servant who did not, thought small?
God wants us to always think big. Think multiplication. Think growth. Think expansion. Think big. Think, plan, prepare for, and work towards new levels, glory to God.
In Jesus’ name, the Lord will give you wisdom and strength, as you embark on this journey of taking advantage of the principle of seedtime and harvest.
I am taking advantage of the principle of seedtime and harvest. I am using the seeds in my hand and multiplying them. I am putting them to work and using them to bless others. And as I do so, I am expanding on every side, in Jesus Name, Amen.
MORE LIGHT (MEDITATE ON, AND PRAY WITH THESE)
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
James 5:7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty [themselves] upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
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