"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One Equals 810,000

Day 14 of 40 days of Lenten Posts

Fruitfulness – conducive to an abundant yield; abundantly productive

Our God is a god of increase.

Look at a kernel of corn. It is small and hard, a handful ground up could be made into a biscuit.
Planted, one kernel of corn will produce a stalk with three to four ears.
On each ear you will find over three hundred kernels. A stalk of corn with three ears would produce over 900 kernels.
Take those 900 kernels and plant them, now you have 900 stalks with three ears, that’s 2700 ears with over 300 kernels on each ear. Now that adds up to 810,000 kernels of corn, all starting from one kernel and only two plantings. Keep planting and the harvest is truly plentiful.

Increase is God’s way.

Then he took some of the seed of the land and planted it in a fertile field; He placed it by abundant waters and set it like a willow tree. Ezekiel 17:5 NKJV

Does God desire increase for you?
Second Corinthians seems to say that He desires you to be fruitful in all areas of your life.

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Cor 9:10-11 NIV

That excites me. I am into abundant blessings from my Father God, not so I can horde it but so I can share when I see a need.

Spring is coming and we will soon see God’s increase bursting forth all around us.

1 comment:

DenaNetherton said...

Beautiful thoughts, Diane. I want that kind of increase in my efforts for God's Kingdom.