Your Heavenly Account
In America, the phrase “In God We Trust” appears on our money. I love that! It’s so important for us to put our trust in God as our Source and not in money. I’ve learned to sow my seed to God as an act of my faith because He is my Source. I sow when I’m facing a need and when I’m not facing a need. I sow seed all the time. It’s a continual seed-sowing operation because I need a continued harvest. I make certain that my tithes and offerings are up to date. I want my heavenly checkbook to be balanced.
Philippians 4:17 says that our giving is fruit that abounds to our account in heaven. If I have an account in heaven, I want to be sure I have a good balance there, not a negative balance! Verse 19 says that God shall supply all my need according to his riches in glory, which is where my heavenly account is. But if I’ve got a zero balance, then I’m in trouble.
Seed is not just money. Seed involves your obedience ― doing what God tells you to do. It may be giving a seed of your love, your time, a smile, or a word of encouragement. The Amplified version of verse 17 says that what you sow becomes fruit which increased to your credit ― the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account. When you need it, God can open your heavenly account and pour you out blessings so great that there will not be room enough to receive them (Malachi 3:10–11). That’s how Seed-Faith works!