Posted by: everynation | November 28, 2008

Sowing & Reaping

brett-fullerby Brett Fuller

Noah exited the ark only to enter entered a devastated world. Talk about flood damage- the earth had been covered with water for nine months. How could this world provide for him? With oceanic waters mixing with fresh waters, would the raised salinity levels in the soil accommodate crop production? If so, would they run out of the reserves in the Ark before they could reap a harvest? For Noah, to have an economy in recession would have been a blessing- there was no economy! The grocery stores were closed, banks doors were locked, Wall Street was “under water” and gas stations were empty. The lone bright moment came in Gen 8:22 when God said, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” By informing Noah that as long as their is “day and night”, he would be assured of a harvest if he planted, God gave him confidence that increase could be realized in tough economic times. In the difficult days ahead, those who have an assured strategy for provision will be the most secure. All of us will be looking for a harvest, but only those who have sown will reap. Last I checked, “day and night” still occur. Therefore, the harvesting of your provision is soon to follow the planting of your seed. In these troubled times, give right, give well…

 

Brett Fuller is the senior pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia. He is also the founder of the Legacy Institute and the president and co-founder of African American Resource Ministry (AARM).

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