By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the Lord has done marvelous things! Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, And the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you."- Joel 2: 21-25 (NKJV)
Bible Reading: Galatians 3:29, Romans 4, John 6:12, 1 Kings 3:4, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 9:7
If you idolize money over Christ, you will run into crisis. That being said, you need money in Christ to be secured. If we belong to Christ, we are Abraham's children and therefore adhere to the blessings of Abraham.
Money has a voice! God's design for you is to be wealthy but your mindset is making you poor because whatever you hate, you do not attract. The reason why many people don't have money is not because God is not ready to pour out but because you are missing something.
You have to be a channel of his blessings. As a channel, you are God's funnel of love to others. Be a good steward of the money God gives you ny giving to others.
Remember, there are important principles that you must follow to get God's blessings. Abraham understood and followed these principles. He gave, tithed, was hospitable, led a righteous life, was obedient to God, interceded for others, learnt to forgive and believed in God wholeheartedly. You too must follow these principles to be blessed.
When you give, give with all your heart. Give out of love. The test of true love is how much you can spend on the one you love. When you give without loving, you won't be blessed. Give generously.
It is more than just giving money or making a sacrifice, it is about the state of your heart.