This morning after speaking with a friend and hearing about a need, I parted ways saying:
“we will continue to pray for you.”
The Holy Spirit quickly spoke to me and said- “You have the seed to meet their need.”
I thought, what? Our Van is back in the shop, I was given that seed, Oh Lord, I plan to use it for XYZ. Lord, that will make them uncomfortable, …it isn’t even enough. What if something happens and we need it?
Again God said- “you have the seed to meet their need.”
I stopped and did not argue anymore. I did not rationalize, I did not think of a million more excuses why or was it really God speaking or not. I chose the uncomfortable obedience.
I then heard as I did what the Lord asked of me- “your obedience is worth far more than your sacrifice”
So God had me thinking on this word for you-
We all have needs- but we all also have seeds.
It’s time to release your seeds!
What are some seeds we have? …
How many of us have houses full of items and someone is needing something that we have in our overflow?
We are so quick to take to Goodwill but why do we find it uncomfortable to pass along our gently used items to someone in need that we know could use them?
How many of us have way more than enough food that we could share a meal with a few? Or buy someone a meal? Or a bag of groceries?
How many have an extra dollar or two or three or five or twenty or fifty they can pass along?
What if we just denied ourselves and sacrificed that pedicure or manicure or a round of golf or one less meal eaten out or that expensive and way overpriced coffee for a day or two and meet someone else’s needs?
How many have a few moments to stop, listen, pray, or to help comfort someone with a warm smile, hug, or encouraging word?
What if – Instead of just hearing someone express a need, we were all stirred to be obedient to the Lord and to provide whatever seed we had to meet their needs?
It doesn’t have to be hard… Or confusing or be some grand….extravagant…. gesture ….Or even made into a big deal at all.
Simply when you hear of a need, provide the seed, whatever it is, to help meet that need.
You never know what seed someone else could be holding that will meet your needs one day.
We all have the seeds to meet someone’s need!
Release your seeds!
~XXOO Michelle Bollom