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When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had questions too—lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions by people like you—people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often!
Q: What is “naming your seed”?Add to Favorites
God desires to meet our needs and heal us simply because He loves us. To connect us with His desire, He has given us a system by which His kingdom operates, and which we are to operate on this earth. It’s called sowing and reaping. Galatians 6:7-9 says, “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
What naming your seed does is establish a point of contact for your faith. At times we may need a “point of contact” to latch onto with our faith. Some people give a financial gift, others give of their talent or time. That item becomes their point of contact—it’s their seed that they name. Mark 5:25-34 tells of someone who did this—a woman who had an issue of blood. She knew that if she could touch the hem of Jesus’ garment she would be made whole. The hem of Jesus’ garment was her point of contact. It gave her something tangible to stretch her faith toward. When she touched His garment she was indeed made whole!
The hem of Jesus’ garment did not heal the woman in this story. Jesus said that it was her faith that made her whole (verse 34). Likewise, giving money, time or talent and naming that seed for your breakthrough will not in itself create prosperity or healing. However, if you are led by the Holy Spirit to sow a seed as a point of contact for a breakthrough in a certain area of your life, you can definitely use it as an anchor for your faith.
God has plainly declared that we will walk in His blessings when we sow to the spirit. What matters ultimately is that we are seeking the Spirit of God and receiving His direction in our lives. When the Lord has led you on a specific path of faith, you can expect results. Always remember that your healing and prosperity are found in Him!