When you are living in a season of temporary things and waiting for God to show you how to get from where you are to where you are going, it’s important to sow into that future. When you are in a place of transition, but don’t have the “green light” to move forward yet, you must sow into the future. “What does that mean?”, you may be asking. I’m so glad you asked. 😊 It means that you ask God what you can do to agree with the next step. So, while we are staying still as a family, while we wait on God to move mountains, we live in contentment and thankfulness while asking Him for guidance to sow into the “next”.
Is this starting to make sense?
We can give financial gifts to certain strategic areas when directed to do so. We can pray very specific prayers when He leads us to do that. Last week, God directed me to sow in a way that was very different from the ways I’ve previously sown. Let me tell you the story.
I had been lamenting our waiting season, feeling so stretched, so ready to move forward. I petitioned God and asked, “What can I do to sow into the future? I have nothing to give toward repairs in our home. I don’t know exactly where we’re moving so, I can’t specifically pray over a location. I feel trapped sometimes, and I just need an outlet to feel as if I’m partnering with You. Where can I place my “Yes”? Soon after, God directed me to go into Fort Smith and pray and prophesy over any business that was welcoming. I reached out to friends that I knew owned businesses, and much to my relief, they were all immediately on board. With open arms our future city embraced us to come and speak life, hope and future into commerce. What a gift and treasure.
The gift was only multiplied when my children asked if they could participate. Wow! From the ashes our family is rising. We are changed. We are not fearing man. We are embracing all the things of God. Diving deeper into His presence as a household. Each of us is willing to share our giftings with the world. Pulling back from regular life, church and school has yielded the greatest rewards for us. The fruit in this season is ripe, rich and so sweet.
And as a special kiss from Heaven, God moved a couple of those we prayed over to bless us with gifts. He truly loves us well. The gifts were wonderful, but it was the meaning behind them that far surpassed anything else. We all felt loved and valued. Value. I didn’t realize how unvalued I had been feeling until that moment.
Don’t fear, I know I’m valuable to God, my family and friends, but to be valued for our prayer offerings was next level for me. It was like Heaven sang out over us… “Yes and Amen.”
No matter what season of life you are in, it’s always a good time to ask God how you too can sow into the future. Sometimes, it’s just your verbal agreement with God’s plan that will move you forward. Other times, it may be financial or like us, spreading your wings and choosing to bless the very thing that’s been such a struggle in your own life. We blessed businesses, while this week we are bringing our family business of well over a decade, to a close. Give where you want to receive but do it out of a heart that loves Jesus. I challenge you to press in and ask God how He would like you to partner with your tomorrow, today.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:7-9