2 Corinthians 9:10-11, “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.”
What causes thanksgiving through us to God? Increase. When do you give thanksgiving? When you receive the seed. It’s thanksgiving that gives the increase because God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7).
So what happens when your seed isn’t enough? You sow more seed. Because what isn’t enough will soon produce more than enough. Need an example? Let’s go to Matthew 14 and look at the time Jesus asked the disciples to feed the multitude. All they could find was a 5 loaf, 2 fish dinner a young boy had brought with him. Look at verse 19; Then He (Jesus) commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
Jesus gave thanks to the Father for the seed, blessed and multiplied it right there in front of their eyes. He took their ‘not enough’ and turned it into ‘more than enough’. Now you do remember that Jesus said we would do “greater things than this”, right? So if you apply this principle to your seed, giving thanks and blessing it, as you give it away or sow it into good soil, God WILL multiply it. The fertilizer to every seed is thanksgiving.
Father, thank you for always providing me with seed. I thank you that you are the God of more than enough. You take my little and make it big. You provide seed so that we can help others, not so that we alone will have enough. It’s always been about others and taking care of Your Kingdom. So Father, thank you! Thank you for what the blood of Jesus redeemed me from and the power and authority He gave because of it. I honor His sacrifice by doing what He said for me to do-give. He said give and it shall be given, for the measure I use to give will be used to bring back the blessing. I won’t use a spoon when I have a dump truck sitting in my yard. Thank you for multiplication. Only You can do that kind of math. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.