Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Ecclesiastes 11:6
Read: Genesis 8:8-12
There is great power in a seed. The only way to unleash the potentials of a seed is by sowing it. If you want your seed to deliver its harvest to you, sow it. A seed sown is capable of preventing future curses and judgement from coming on you, your loved ones and even your community. Your seed can avert negative events or occurrences. Your seed can affect even the World! How powerful a seed can be! I Genesis 8:18-22, after Noah and other survivours of the flood disembarked from the ark, he gave an offering to the Lord of every clean animal and fowl. God perceived a good aroma from that offering and He said that in spite of the atrocities of men, He will no longer destroy the world with flood. There is seed you can give whose aroma will be pleasant to God that He will say that you and your entire generation will no more experience destruction. Once it has gone out of His lips the case is closed. While foolish people are bringing curses upon their families and generations, wise people are sowing the seeds that would totally eradicate curses from their lineage.
Similarly, your seed is connected to your future. The seed you sow today will give you a tomorrow of joy (Ecclesiastes 11:1-4, 6). If you are sowing seeds, you are only guaranteeing yourself of a tomorrow. If you sow seeds, you will expect the harvest, and by the grace of God, you will take your harvest. Some people do not sow; they think they are smart but they are robbing themselves of their tomorrow. Some people live for only today, nothing for tomorrow. This is wrong. You have a tomorrow. Sow into it so that it will be great. Your seed is not lost. It will return to you in a greater form someday. Adam sowed a rib and got a wife. God sowed His Son, and is getting millions into His Kingdom. Your seed is not wasted and it is not a depletion of your resources but what will make your resources to multiply. Your seed will serve you and you will be the greatest beneficiary of it. Sow today and keep on sowing.
Prayerfully ask God to guide you on what to sow to keep your entire family or lineage from divine judgement. Go ahead and sow it.
Bible in one year: Judges 11-12