Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.
My husband once was talking to a farmer. He was curious to know how much a crop produced under different situations. So there were a series of questions addressed to the farmer. Here is the summary of the answers that my husband noted. Under a normal condition we may expect the crop to produce thirty fold. If a little more care is taken the we may expect a sixty fold. With utmost care, good soil and with the perfect weather conditions we can expect a hundredfold.
Wow exactly what our Lord had said in the parable of the sower!!
Every one expects a better return for their investment even if it is going to be a ten fold return. Some are satisfied with their ten fold, some with their twenty etc. God expects us to receive the maximum; a hundredfold just like Isaac. What else can we expect from a person like Isaac. If he had produced a thirty fold or a sixty fold then that would have been a surprise. God blessed him then how could he have produced less?
Isaac was a man of God. God had renewed the promise made to Abraham to Isaac after his death. He just wanted Isaac to obey him and he confirmed his oath to Abraham by blessing Isaac. God's blessing is always maximum, cup overflowing and running over. The blessing of the Lord draws everyone's attention. People, many a times, are jealous seeing our blessing. You cannot hide God's blessing. The same God who blessed Isaac is ready to bless you too.
We need to experience, as children of God, the maximum blessing of God! Maximum Healing, Peace, Prosperity, Authority. We need not suffer with ailments, we need not be pressed down with financial burdens. We need to be like kings in this world with God on our side and not as slaves.
Are you ready to receive a hundredfold blessing? All we need to do is take utmost care to obey his word, be a good soil to take in God's word, wait in his presence and make the conditions perfect in his presence.
By Carolyn Thomas