a businessman in the same office building as my business. I had struck up
a friendship with him and shared with him regularly. He was always amazed
at what God was doing for me and my business.
came and asked, "Why is it that you don't seem to have a high amount of
outstanding client accounts? You always seem to be paid on time or very
close to the due date!".
On this occasion, the Holy Spirit led me to
share with him the following: "The world has always had a set of laws -
some we see, some we don't, never-the-less they are laws. For example, if
I hold this pen in the air and let it go, it will fall to the ground -
this is the law of Gravity". To this he nodded. I continued, "A few years
ago I discovered another law in the Bible - the Law of Sowing & Reaping.
What you sow so you shall reap."
"Let me ask you this. When do you pay your Bills?" To which he proudly
replied, "Oh, I never pay them straight away. I'd rather the money in my
account than giving it to someone else!" and he continued, " If I have to
wait for my money, then they can wait for theirs!"
response was this. "Okay, then let me challenge you in this. From now
on pay all your Bills on time or even before the due dates - no
exceptions. Then watch the Law of Sowing and Reaping come into play".
amazement, he immediately instructed his accounts staff (who tried to talk
him out it) to pay all of the company Bills prior to the due date. In
fact, payments were to be made to ensure that they would be received prior
to the Due Date.
months, all, yes all, of his outstanding accounts were paid in record
addition he even had a previous client, who owed him a significant amount
of money (written off as a bad debt and forgotten about) several years
back, came to him and said that he was sorry for the grief he had caused
at that time and "here is the money I owe you"!
to say, my friend was flabbergasted.
regardless of the fact that to this day he is still not a Christian, he acknowledges that, "God's Law of Sowing and Reaping, as spoken of in
the Holy Bible, really does work - even for a heathen!". His words, not
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