Wealth is a Blessing.

“The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.” (Genesis 24:35)

Do not be ashamed of the financial blessing God has bestowed on you. It is He who blesses with wealth in all its forms. If you are struggling do not be ashamed in asking for His blessing. He is not a stingy God.

God is an abundant God, the God of “more than enough”. Take a moment to thank him for all that He has given you. Take a close look around and you will see all that He has bestowed on you.

Use your wealth wisely, submit it to God and be obedient to His promptings but enjoy that which He has given you to enjoy.

Quick Prayer. “Thank you that wealth is a blessing. Please bless me in my finances.” Amen

Faithful in hard times.

“to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.” (Psalm 33:19)

He is faithful. He is faithful. He is faithful. I say it again He is faithful. He will not let you suffer, and He will deliver you from harm. We need to sometimes stand on the promises of God and declare the victory He has already one.

These promises are yes and Amen, regardless of the circumstances, the times we live in, the environment, the economy, or the political status. He is our deliverer and our salvation, our ever-present help in a time of need. Speak to those circumstances that seem to overwhelm you and command them to submit to the word of God.

His strength will sustain you and His promises are always true.

Quick Prayer. “Keep me faithful in your strength, always.” Amen

Abundance.

“LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand and all of it belongs to you.” (1 Chronicles 29:16)  

The promises of God are “yes and amen”. True beyond all doubt. If we are enjoying abundance it comes from His hand. With abundance comes responsibility. By any worldly standard we are blessed and have a responsibility of being a part of building the Kingdom of God. The nuts and bolts of building and serving in a local church are a part of our responsibility.

Part of our response to receiving from God is an obligation to help sow back into His work. This should come not out of compulsion but out of a grateful heart, thankful in acknowledging that it has all come from Him. He loves to give good gifts to His chilrden, just as we do ours. he will ensure we are not spoiled, but He is generous.

Quick Prayer. “Thank you for your promises Lord, and for the responsibility to respond to your generosity.” Amen

Rejoice in your blessing.

“Because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice.” (Deuteronomy 16:15)

Enjoy what God has given you. He has blessed you so that you may bless others but also so you will rejoice. Relax and enjoy the blessing of God.

He has said He will bless our produce and the work of our hands. Expect to see His hand at work at your work. Note, however, that we need to work to receive. There is a practical application that is not circumvented by blessing. However, all we have ultimately comes from Him. We are truly co-labourers with Him.

If you are not seeing this truth in your life, go to Him and ask why. He will show you the time and season and what you need to do, because this is His will, and He is true to His Word.

Quick Prayer. “Thank you for all you have done for me.” Amen

Blessing

“He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.” (1 Chr 29:28)

Here is a great example of what it means to be blessed. We don’t have to be super-spiritual about this. God understands we live in a physical world and have desires that have physical manifestations that are required to fulfill them.

Would long life, wealth, and honor be a reasonable definition of a successful life and the blessing of God? Perhaps we could add fulfilling relationships and good health to the list.

Whatever we would consider a blessing that would be a desire of our heart and honoring to the God we serve is a request we can lay before the throne. Ask for a blessing today, not out of a sense that you are worthy, because none of us are, but out of a relationship with a heavenly Father Who would like to bless us.

Quick Prayer: Bless me, Lord. Amen.

One Hundredfold

“Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.” (Gen 26:12)

How do you know that the Lord has blessed you? How about receiving a hundredfold return on your capital or labor? I think that would be a good sign that God’s hand is on us at work. That is a one million–dollar return on a ten thousand–dollar investment.

If God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, He is more than able to bless you in this way. Is it presumptuous to ask Him to bless us in this way? Do we believe He is willing and able to bless us?

God wants to bless us as we move in faith and expectation to receive what He has planned for us. When we do this, our lives will bear the mark of God’s blessing.

Quick Prayer: Can I dare to ask for a hundredfold blessing? Is this Your will for me? Amen.

Blessed by Association

“From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.” (Gen 39:5)

When we surrender to God in an area, something extraordinary happens: the kingdom of God is brought to bear in that area. When we surrender to Him at work and offer up to Him all that is in our authority or under our influence, He begins to bless.

We literally bring the blessings of God to all we touch through a surrendered heart and prayerful walk. Those who are around us will experience blessings though association with us.

God is with us, and He also will be with those around us and the company or workplace we minister in. Our work in the world is ministry if it is surrendered and sanctified.

Quick Prayer: Thank You that my surrender to You brings blessings to those I associate with. Amen.

You Are a Blessing

“But Laban said to him, ‘If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.’” (Gen 30:27)

If you are born again, you have become a new creation. These are words we take for granted, but in a very real way, we are now different. Our spirits are now open, and the Holy Spirit indwells us.

In a very real and physical way, we bring the presence of God into our workplace. Regardless of your position at work, God is with you and wants to work through you.

Those around us will receive benefit and blessing just by being associated with us. Is that a source of pride? No, not really. It is probably more of a source of amazement. God will bless your workplace because you are there, if we allow Him to.

Quick Prayer: Bless those around me and the organization I work for. Amen.