I think what I hear you saying, Lindsay, is, begin to sow seed to God. Watch Him multiply your time. Watch Him bring miracles into your life like you’ve never seen before. And, Lindsay, I see it happening.
LR: You know, people say-you know, I’ll never forget this, I’m just old enough to remember, you know, all the accusations of Oral Roberts, “Stealing money from the widows.” And my cute little mother, my father died when I was twelve, so remember this. And my father was a very wealthy car dealer. Everything was peaches and cream until my father died. And then you can’t believe what happens to some families when family members die.
Well, you know how they said, “They come out of the woodwork, and the vultures come?” Well, that happened to our family. Well, some very strange things happened, and there were some very strange turnarounds in our family. And in the process of it, I watched my mother begin to sow seed. And I would say, “Mother, we can’t afford to do that.” And she said, “We can’t afford not to do that. How do you think we’re doing what we’re doing?” And I never got it.
And I remember being married to Richard, and they had put an article in the paper against Oral. And they were griping and complaining against oral, “Stealing seed from the widow.” And my mother gets out this sheet of paper, and she said, “Dear Oral Roberts, I was one of those widows.”
She said, “Now I own my own home. My business is sold. My is this. Here’s the kind of car I drive. This is what I wear, blah, blah, blah.”
And she said, “If this is the result of you receiving money from the widows,” she said, “tell every widow in America try it.” And that’s my mother, because my mother kept us out of famine by seedtime and harvest. I know she did.
And its proof that God everywhere in the Bible-do you know why He used a little widow woman? Because He knew she had to have a harvest or she’d starve. God finds people that have to have a harvest or you’ll go under. And He teaches you to sow, not to take something from you, but to get something to you in Jesus” name.
M: And it’s sacrificial.
LR: It is.
M: Faith is a sacrifice. It’s radical. God is radical. So until we get radical, we don’t get the radical overflow.
RR: I got a letter that I want to show you. “Dear Richard and Lindsay, we are grateful that both of our children attended ORU and married wonderful mates. We just installed Sky Angel,” which means they can get this program now, “and started receiving your program last week. My spirit and my husband’s spirit bore witness to the word” now this came from Kenneth Copeland the other night” get my university out of debt.” That’s what Kenneth Copeland said that the Lord had said to him. “We love you both and are blessed. God’s precious grace and mercy in you in Christ Jesus our Lord,” and then their name.