On the other hand, not everything that comes into our hands is for giving away. God also provides us with bread for eating. This is a picture of enjoying what we have now. God does not want His people living in lack or in fear of not having enough. If we find ourselves struggling with generosity, the fear we’ll never have enough, or enjoying what we have today, we need to ask ourselves the question: “Is what I’ve been given seed for sowing or bread for eating?”
Whether you’re consuming everything, giving it all away, or hoarding, your view of God as the provider may be distorted. When you recognize that He is the one who provides the seed, the bread, and the harvest, you will never have to live in fear of not having enough. God is looking to partner with us, and His mercies are new every day. No matter how well or poorly you’ve handled what God has provided in the past, He’s eager to partner with you to see increase today.
God, thank You for being the provider in every aspect of my life. Help me manage the resources You’ve given me and give me wisdom to know what is seed for sowing and bread for eating. I know that when I give and save, You will bless my finances and increase my harvest. I know it because Your word says so.