This time, I would like to testify, share about the power of sowing and reaping that has happened in my life recently. I’ve seen God’s faithfulness in fulfilling of what He has said in the Bible regarding sowing and reaping. I’m still thrilled of what I’ve received and I would like to share this to you so that you may be encouraged as well. I’m not boasting but I’ll be telling you of what God has done and I believe you’ll be blessed!
It’s started about a year ago, while I was still in courtship with my wife Merry. I know that we’re going to be married and we both wanted to have a wonderful wedding. Knowing about the principal of sowing and reaping, I started to sow little by little to the church, a number of ministries, and other people in needs. Each time I sowed, I wrote those down in my journal. I named each of them ‘seed for God’s guidance, favour, and blessings upon my wedding’ expecting that I would receive harvests for my wedding.
Closer to the date, I and Merry were busy and started preparing many things. And we began to see the harvests came forward one after another. Out of nowhere, Merry could find a gown seller that really gave favour on her. They said that they would give the gown with a very cheap price, about only one fifth of the original price because they had had a lot of profit already from other gowns that they had already sold. So we got a brand new Italian gown with the same price as if we were hiring one here.
We’ve also found a very nice reception place. This is the place that Merry always dreamt to have her wedding at as she usually passed and set her eyes on this place in the past. Previously, we were quite hesitant to see the place because it was over our budget. However, we decided just to try to come and see. We met the owner and surprisingly, he offered a lower price that we thought was obviously impossible. But God really worked; it’s actually much cheaper than of what we suppose to pay for that kind of reception venue. Moreover, closer to the date, we even got more discount for the kids menu price.
The same thing with my suit, my Mum has a close friend who owns a suit tailor shop. And his suits style and quality is one of the best in Indonesia. We’ve found out that his clients are government officials, actors, and celebrities. Because he is my Mum’s friend, he gave a good discount for the suit.
Furthermore, we also received a lot of favour from our wonderful friends to help us with the wedding. They were helping us in organising the event, making name cards and paper decorations, lending Merry jewellery to be wear, decorating, and so many other things…
One miracle that was really amazed us was happening with my Mum. My parent sells cosmetics products and one day my Mum happened to put her detail in a prize draw of a leading toothpaste brand in Indonesia. There were two kinds of draw; one has many motorcycles as the prizes, while the other one is a draw for one car prize only. She put in for the one car prize. Weeks later, a friend of my Mum came and told her that she had won the prize. My Mum thought that her friend was only joking because she never thought that she would win, but her friend insisted that it was true. Then my Mum tried to contact the company and she was really amazed to found out that it was true! We’re also shocked, this kind of thing never happened in our life.. the draw was actually from the whole Indonesia and my Mum was the only winner! We actually already have a car and we don’t need another one.. so finally we used this car to transport Merry’s family while they were in Jakarta for our engagement party. After that my parent sold the car and they could use the money to help paying for the engagement party in Jakarta. God is awesome!
In addition to those, God also helped us to with our honeymoon. Amazingly, we just paid half price only for our flights and cruises honeymoon tickets.
To be honest, we’re still stunned every time we try to remember of what God has done.. Friends, I would like to tell you, this is real. The law of sowing and reaping is real! God’s promise is real! And we are one of the witnesses.. My friends, if you haven’t started doing this lifestyle of sowing and reaping, I eagerly would like to invite you to start doing this and begin to experience God’s blessings being poured out to you overwhelmingly!