1 Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the LORD has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.”
2 Kings 8:1
Do you know who this woman is? She is the Shunammite woman. She is “the aggressive giver” who sowed habitually, by perception, and progressively and into the life of Elisha, the man of God. When she was not expecting a son, God gave her one. When the son died, God raised him back to life using the man of God, Elisha. However, God was not through with her still. Her aggressive seed was still speaking on her behalf. When there was going to be a famine in the land, God told Elisha to tell this woman what was going to happen. The force of her seed was the influence she had over her future. Force means strength, power, energy, might, impact, weight, and impetus.
Have you heard statements like: “Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring?” That is half-truth. Half-truths are dangerous. The Scripture says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). This verse is saying that whatever a man sows today, that is the same he shall reap tomorrow. You may not know tomorrow, but you can begin to influence your tomorrow by your seed. Your today was determined by the choices, habits and actions of yesterday. Similarly, your tomorrow can be created by your choices, habits and actions of today.
I have known poverty. We were so poor that the poor called us poor. That situation is changing for the better and it will continue to change and it can only get better because I understand the force of the seed. I understand that to make it have its full course, I should sow my seed habitually and progressively and if I do that, I may not know the day to day specifications of my tomorrow – but I can certainly be sure that my tomorrow is blessed and it is really good.
Confession: I understand the strength of the seed I sow today and the power it wields over my future. I sow my seed habitually and I am certain that my tomorrow is blessed.