Today we take on line four of the Disciple vision statement: I AM A SOWER!
Take a moment to read and meditate James 3:2-12. It says that just like the tiny rudder turns the ship, the tongue turns the man. In other words, change starts with what you say, and then becomes what you do. First we must read the Word, then we must fast and pray so we can accept the Word and let it germinate inside us, then that will motivate us to to give.
Saying " I AM A SOWER" may feel weird at first. You may feel fake if you aren't, and that's the point! So lets get after it! There are whole chapters of the Bible are dedicated to giving like 2 Corinthians 8 and 9. A well known except from them is chapter 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
This club does awesome stuff! We teach the Word, we empower men to minister, we strengthen marriages, we help men break addictions. But it takes money to make the machine move. Flying the state Presidents and Natl Officers to other states and even other countries to teach new brothers the Disciple Way, designing and making the cool support gear, donating to good causes, giving brothers a hand up, paying professionals for taxes, audits, legal representation to protect our copyrights and trademarks. Though we do the Lords work, none of this is free.
More importantly, giving is the first step to understanding the deep riches of Word of God. In Luke 16 we find The Parable of the Unrighteous Steward. This parable is about giving. Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? 12"And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? That’s right, giving is the key to unlocking true riches, and I don’t believe the true riches here are money, but understanding the deep things of the Word.
Don’t be an unrighteous steward. Don’t “Tip” god like you tip a waitress. Be a sower, be a giver.
So say it. I AM A SOWER! Let it roll off your tongue. Savor it like a tasty piece of meat. I AM A SOWER. I'm not kid, trying to keep all God gives me, and spend it on myself! I'm not pushed around by sin, flesh and the devil, I AM A SOWER!
I am a man of God!
I am reading the Word!
I am fasting and praying!
I am a sower!
I am worshiping the Father!
I am a warrior of God!
I am Blessed!
GOD IS GREAT!
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club
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