YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
I can end the blog here, right? WRONG! I have heard this talked about in a number of different connotations. People discuss how if you sow negative things or actions that you will reap negativity. If you sow positivity than you will reap positive things. If you sow generosity, you will reap generosity. If you sow tears, you will reap joy. So on and so forth. What I hardly hear is people discuss if we sow prayers that we will reap the miracles and blessings of those prayers.
I don’t need to say it, but prayer is such a powerful thing. I read an amazing quote by Mark Batterson in his Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge. Mark said that “prayer is the difference between us fighting for God and God fighting for us.”
I wholeheartedly believe that if I sow prayers into the atmosphere that the Lord hears them and He fights for me. Some answers to the prayers are yes, some answers are no, and then there are the few and far between not yets. Even prayers that are no or not yets still reap a blessing. What we can sometime pray for may not be what the Lord has for us. Remember we don’t get what we want, but we get what we need.
I remember a time where I was going before the Father praying and asking for the chance to travel and experience the world. It been something that I had prayed about as a child, no older than 6 years old. In high school I thought that when I went to college I would take the opportunity to study abroad. That didn’t happen. I lived in Illinois for 26 years with NO travels to different places outside of Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, and Indiana. That’s not the world travel that I wanted to experience.
Then it happened! A door known as “The World Race” opened up for me. I spent 11 months traveling the world experiencing other cultures in ways that I could have never dreamed up. How did this happen? A prayer that I prayed over 20+ years ago transpired in my life. God never gave me a no, but he gave me a not yet that turned into a yes!
“For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.” – Zechariah 8:12
You to can possess all things. I’m not sure what stage of your Christian walk you are in or what your prayer life actually looks like. What I do know is that you are a child of God. You have been promised the ability to inherit the earth and do things that you never thought possible. You my sister (or brother) are an heir of the one TRUE KING! There are doors that will open before you that will not open for any other person.
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6
This particular bible verse isn’t talking about prayers, but I believe that we can take this in the context of praying. Look at it in this light, whoever sows prayers sparingly will reap blessings sparingly, and whoever sows prayers bountifully will also reap blessings bountifully. I could give you my opinion of prayers that are sown sparingly or prayers that are sown bountifully. My prayer isn’t your prayer life and your prayer life isn’t mine.
What I am encouraging you to do is pray bold prayers! Pray the things that you never would’ve imagined yourself praying.
God loves bold prayers, because it gives Him a way to show up and show out.
So I’ll end with this. Are you praying? What are you praying? Is it it reaping bountifully or sparingly? Are you praying for things that will help you to walk in the inheritance that you’ve been given? What bold prayers can you be praying? I’m currently figuring out and testing the waters of this in my own life. I encourage you to do the same.