13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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10 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
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7 [Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.
Today, as I started my morning I headed straight for my Keurig as I always do. I popped in the pod of my favorite coffee, depressed the handle and pushed the coffee amount I wanted. As I heard it going through all of its cycles, the sweet sight of coffee pouring into my cup, along with the wonderful smell of my treat was happening before my eyes.
Suddenly, something wasn’t right! That sweet sound and the boldness of that aroma was not the same. I looked and my cup was only full about one-fourth the normal amount. An immediate “UGGHHH!!!” came from my mouth! I was so aggravated. The very morning I needed a full cup, which I really don’t know of a morning I DON’T need a full cup, I only get a fourth of one. What is up with that? I call for hubby. He briefly looks it over and tells me he has no idea. I fixed my meager amount of coffee like I like it and take what I can get!
As I was reading the news, God spoke to me and said that is how many people live. They take what the devil hands them, which many times is a short supply of just about everything, and live with it the best they can. They have no idea the Bible is FULL of how to go above what life hands you into deeper, fuller, more satisfying things. It may be your career, the lack of a career, you marriage, relationships with family, finances, etc.. God is more than enough, but He can’t get to you the FULLNESS of what He has if you don’t employ His Word.
You have to have faith, but in the right things! Everyone has faith. Even atheists and agnostics have faith…they simply have faith in nothingness if you will. When your faith, which God tells us EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US IS BORN WITH A MEASURE OF, is put into action the way God tells us to, when we obey the commands of God, we in turn receive the fullness of God’s supply! If we would stop listening to politicians with their own agendas, the bad reports coming out of Wall Street, and put our faith in God’s Word, we would see visible changes in our natural lives.
When Moses sent the twelve spies to spy out the Promise Land, only two came back with a good report. Ten saw the natural. They were as grasshoppers in the sight of those that lived in that land, the land was full of rich crops and livestock they reported to Moses. Wealth was great…their economy was more than blooming, but the doubters visualized defeat. They actually blamed God for allegedly setting them up to fail!! Caleb and Joshua envisioned the promise God had given and it fueled their faith! They were old men, but suddenly they had the stamina and fortitude of young men! The ten that were pessimist, were not allowed in the Promise Land, but Caleb and Joshua took by faith what God said they could have.
There are some keys here for us to take what God says every believer can have. Let us look at the “keys” to success:
1. You HAVE to know what God says! How do you know? EVERY SINGLE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS IN THE BIBLE!! The Bible is literally God’s love letter, instruction book, and tool of maturity to maintain the success He guarantees! The Word says people literally die early due to the lack of knowledge. Notice He didn’t say they die early due to disease. If you have knowledge that God is willing to heal you, then you don’t have to die! Many have no idea Jesus died to heal them, hence many die before their time!
2. You have to APPLY the Word through obedience to it! The Word says to be doers of the Word not hearers only! There have been many times in my life I wanted to do things my way. I knew what the Word said, but I also knew what I needed or thought I needed! There have been times I have wanted to say something in anger, when I knew the Word says a FOOL utters his mind, but a wise man will ponder it until later! I had to bite my tongue until I just knew it would bleed! It saved me embarrassment, and making the situation worse instead of bringing it to a peaceful end that was actually in MY favor! If you don’t know the Word says “Guard your tongue…” you will have a much different past and future! Apply the Word if you want blessed results!!
3. You have to pray the Word! God says His Word will not return to Him void but WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL HE HAS SET FORTH FOR IT TO DO! This is a mighty statement of fact!! This applies to tithing and receiving back pressed down and shaken together, MEN giving unto us. This includes the healing and maintained health of our bodies! This includes the safety of our families and us (Psalm 91)! This gives us revelation into things we could not see with our physical eyes or understand with our physical minds. Praying the Word will not get your cup “half full”, it will fill it to overflowing! You won’t see people or the government as your source any longer. Your dependence will be on God because HE is your source and you know He cannot let you down!
At this point I want to say something to born again Christians all over the world! STOP BLAMING WORLD LEADERS FOR YOUR MESS! Since when did the government become our God?? If you want to depend on it, then do it and be mad! But, if you will get your eyes off the government and all they are doing wrong, get your eyes on God and His word, when the world is falling apart you will be prospering, full of joy, going along in peace without a care in the world, which is how Christians are to live because they are trusting God not men. The world will then want what we have!! Laws that are made against us can just as easily be nullified and laws made for us if we will get focused on the right person and that is GOD!!! I’m like Momma here. I have heard all I want to hear! God is my source so what worry do I have?? No, don’t be ignorant, but at the same time don’t let it shake you! God is still on the throne and we need to remind ourselves of that!!
Here are three simple keys! Use them and go own what is yours, precious reader!! See you next time!