in 2018, we sowed!
Sow: To plant seed by scattering it upon or in the earth. As we brought our Genius of Generosity offering December of 2017 that was our word as a family. Sow. Going into year 2 of Highlight Church we knew it was going to take another level of pouring out. We wanted to make sure that what we poured out was good seed, sown on the right soil, that it would reap a harvest 100 fold. Jesus, in Matthew 13, paints this picture so clear. He is the Master Teacher of leadership principles. Sitting there amongst His disciples and a large crowd, too many to count, He begins to share Heaven’s perspective.
We understood that 2018 was the year to pour out everything we could on our top 20%. That top 20% are your gold mine, those people that will push something further than you ever could on your own. Fresh Legs (our team leads) was birthed! Habakkuk 2:2 says, “And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” When you sow into a vision God has given to you be it a business venture, a family culture, a new church you are called to plant, it takes a top 20% that are going to run! Running with endurance takes skill and it is not something learned overnight, but it is something that you apply towards because of your obedience to the instructions given. As a leader, you always have to survey the room, looking for those who will run. No matter how hard the conditions, how unknown tomorrow looks, all because they know they are running for Jesus. Amongst the Directional Team it’s been a known truth and one we say around each other often, “If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses?” Jeremiah 12:5a.
The beautiful thing about sowing into good soil is that it truly reaps a harvest. Be it a harvest of blessing, financial freedom, a clean bill of health, answered prayers the list goes on. As the Pastors of Highlight Church, we want that harvest to be more runners/leaders. You see the 20% represent of some of our best leaders at Highlight Church and they’ve also have been sowing into their top 20%. Now we’ve gone from sowing into our Directional Team of 6, to sowing into Fresh Legs of 12, to 120, our superheroes. In a year the harvest has multiplied, 100 fold. Starting with the visionary to now over 100 runners.
As you head into 2019, ask yourself this is my heart fertile ground and am I ready to sow? Christmas time is a season that we sow much of our time and treasure in order to see smiles of many of our loved ones faces. What if you sowed 365 days a year?