I want to give glory to God by receiving financial blessings. I want to help the poor and serve the kingdom of God, but what should I do? I believe in a God who makes you reap what you sow. There are cases in which we can not receive blessings even if we sow hard with material. Why is this so?
In the fall, we see ripe yellow rice in the fields forming golden waves, waiting for harvest. It was because of the hard work of the farmer, planting seeds, catching insects, and cultivating them with sweat.
God, the owner of the Spiritual World, makes you reap what you sow. That’s why Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not deceive yourself, for God is not deceived; whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
Therefore, all people work with sweat and toil, eat the produce, but reap what they sow and live. Then, let’s look at how financial blessings are received and why there are cases where people do not receive blessings even if they sow material things.
- God makes you reap what you sow
In order to receive material blessings, we must sow material things according to the ‘law of sowing and reaping’. In addition, we must follow the principle taught in 2 Corinthians 9:6, “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” Therefore, tithes and thanksgiving offerings that God has commanded must be planted, and building offerings, decree offerings, mission offerings, relief offerings, and materials for various good deeds must also be planted to receive more blessings.
But God looks at the heart. In Mark 12:41 and below, Jesus, watching people donate to the temple treasury, commended a widow for putting in two leps, and said that she put in everything she had, all of her living expenses, out of her poverty. It is easy to guess that this woman must have received great blessings later. More or less, it is more important than anything to come out of the heart and enjoy doing hard work with a happy heart.
That’s why 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Let each one do just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” If she did not sow with faith and with her glad heart, she may have regrets later because she sowed for her own good. That is why there are cases in which it seems that they have not been blessed even though they think they have planted the material diligently.
In 1 Kings 17, the widow of Zarephath the Sidonian had only a handful of flour in the barrel and a little oil in the jar. Until the end of this period, I was able to receive the amazing blessing of not running out of powder in the barrel and oil in the bottle.
Therefore, when the Holy Spirit is in control, saying Amen and planting obediently is the secret to being blessed. However, if you don’t obey the work of the Holy Spirit, you plant it yourself, and you do it according to your own standards, then you will receive the blessings much slower than that. Furthermore, we must give perseverance to the things we have decided on for God without giving up until the end.
If he did not change what he had decided to give to God, or if he did not change what the Holy Spirit had decreed in his heart, or did he not sow according to his own heart, and did not sow little, furthermore, if he had a relationship with people, There should be no barriers between God and God by examining whether or not he has forsaken his promise to plant.
We must not neglect the God who makes us reap what we sow. If you do that, if you do what you set out to give to God, you will receive 30, 60, and 100 times blessings that cannot be compared with anything in the world.
- If it seems that you are not blessed even if you sow hard.
1) To give after making a bowl.
Because God is the One who makes you reap what you sow, first makes the vessel and gives you material blessings. If you don’t have a container that can receive material blessings, you can’t give it because it can’t be contained. Therefore, it seems that such people do not receive blessings even if they plant them diligently because they first undergo refinement to make vessels and give them blessings when the time comes. Therefore, we should not be discouraged and work harder to make vessels worthy of receiving blessings.
2) If you have already given a blessing, but you do not realize it yourself.
Even though it seems that material blessings have not come, there are cases in which God has blessed us. Since God is the one who reaps what he sows, he makes them reap somehow, but he just doesn’t understand how he blessed people on the part of people. In some cases, it blocks material leaks, and in some cases, small blessings are received several times, but because they did not plant from the heart, they forget what they planted, or they do not understand or appreciate God’s blessings.
3) When history does not follow because it was forcibly planted.
God is pleased with faith, so whatever we do, if we act by faith, God’s work will follow. Therefore, material things must also be sowed with faith to receive blessings. This is because God does not accept things that are forcibly planted and complaining or murmuring against God. If you realize that Cain’s sacrifice is not acceptable before God, become the center that God wants and act in faith, you will reap what you sow.
4) If you have the heart to leave God if you receive material blessings.
Her parents do not give knives to their children because it is dangerous for a young child to hold a knife. Likewise, God loves our souls, so if we have a lot of material things, we will soon fall into the world and refrain from giving to those who are prone to the work of the enemy and the devil (see 1 Timothy 6:9 below). However, when greed for material things disappears, God lets you reap what you sow and gives you many blessings.