You have been given a measure of faith, but it is expected that you increase it. That tiny mustard seed will move mountains–but remember it is a seed. And seeds must be planted to produce. Therefore, in order for your faith to produce results you must put it into something to believe. Seeds grow when they are planted in the ground.
Your faith must be grounded in the Word
It is your rich soil that will cause your faith to produce for the Word always produces what it says. But remember, you’ve been given a measure, so you begin with that. Find something in My Word you would like to believe in for your life. My Word consists of promises, and many situations that account of those promises being fulfilled. Find your promise, but don’t just plant your faith there and leave–read the accounts of those who’ve received. Feed on that–
My Word–it is nourishment for your faith
- Planted for your need
- Planted to believe
- Planted to receive
Now speak of your harvest
A farmer doesn’t plant for a crop and walk away; he tends to it and talks about it with expectancy. A seasoned farmer knows the yield he will receive from the seed planted. He plans with his wife what he will do with the crop when it comes in. They speak of it as if it is so, and–
In due season it is–Harvest!
Your promise received–your harvest has yielded an answer to your prayer, but a harvest of righteousness, as well. For when faith produces it changes you. You celebrate and tell all you see of your answer and how wonderful your God is; and that is Truth, for–
I AM a God of wonders. I produce Miracles–I produced you!
I AM a God of faith. I AM the author and finisher of your faith. We’re not finished yet–Plant some more.
Plant out of your harvest
From your increase of righteousness, plant to give–more!
Always, there is more. Plant to receive, to give –if only you’d believe, to truly live, for always there is–
Sow Much More!
“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:23-26
“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:5-6
“–For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move hence to yonder place,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20-21
“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” II Corinthians 9:10
“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain salvation upon you.” Hosea 10:12
“Does he who plows for sowing plow continually? Does he continually open and harrow his ground? When he has leveled its surface, does he not scatter dill, sow cummin, and put in wheat in rows and barley in its proper place, and spelt as the border? For he is instructed aright; his God teaches him.” Isaiah 28:24-26
“The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them. And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” Mark 4:14-20
“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.” II Corinthians 9:6-8
“Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.” James 1:17-18
“And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:18