Tuesday, November 17, 2009

God Will Supply All Your Needs For Thanksgiving

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (New International Version)
10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

It is encouraging to know that God will supply all our needs. The only thing that gives me comfort through these trying times is knowing that God supplies my see. But, it’s what I do with my seed that determines if it meets my need. My seed is for me to develop my harvest. Paul says he gives me seed for sowing and bread for eating.

There are two things God gives us at once, 1) seed and 2) bread. You don’t eat seed you eat bread. In fact, Jesus taught his disciples to thank God for daily bread, “give us this day our daily bread.” It was nothing extravagant just bread, but they were to ask God for “daily bread.” Isn’t it amazing how God gives us “daily bread?” He didn’t say “daily Red Lobster” or “daily Olive Garden” but “Daily Bread.” In other words God promised that He would sustain us at the least and give us overflow at the most.

When the children of Israel were going through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land, God gave them each day, “daily bread.” He sent them manna from heaven which they could only keep enough to get them through the day. If they got greedy and tried to keep it over night it would spoil and get maggots in it. 2 Cor 8:15 the one who had much didn’t have too much, and the one who had little didn’t have too little. They had enough bread for their family that day. We are living in a “Daily Bread” season but we are on our way to the Promised Land. Thank him in advance!

The seed was for sowing. God will supply the seed but He will also multiply the seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your Righteousness. When you sow your seed in helping other people through generosity, you produce Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is not a dinner you put together for your family once a year. Thanksgiving is what you do to God after He blesses you with your harvest as a result of your sowing.

Thanksgiving is what happens when poor people who didn’t have any food all of a sudden get food because of your sowing. Thanksgiving is what happens when a single mother’s lights get turned back on because somebody at the church sowed a check to help with emergency assistance. That is thanksgiving! And God is ready for you to produce a Thanksgiving with your seed even as you sit down with your family to break your “daily bread!”

This Thanksgiving while you are sitting at the table with your family breaking bread, get some seed in your hand and:

1. Give your tithes and offering to your local church.
2. If you don’t have a church give to a local charity.
3. If you don’t have any money give your time to help feed the homeless.
4. Share your meal with a family that doesn’t have anything this Thanksgiving.

Dear God, thank You for my seed and my bread. I’m ready to produce multiple Thanksgiving so that other people may know Your goodness and give You Thanks Giving all over my city.

In Jesus Name,

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