I wanted to share the following powerful statement and my thoughts about it…
"Rain only matters to those who have seed in the ground. If you don't have seed in the ground, the rain is a nuisance. But if you've been praying & planting some things, when the rain comes you can expect a harvest. This is for everyone who has been sewing seeds in a dry season and wondering where the harvest is. The harvest is connected to the rain. God's about to send rain to this land and your seed will be harvested. "
In reading Haggai 2:18-20 I came across this scripture..
Concerning the rebuilding of the Lords Temple...
"Think carefully I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grape vines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day on word I will bless you!"
After the people had started to relay the foundation of the temple God blessed them immediately. He did not wait for the project to be completed... the very minute we take a few steps of obedience in the right direction to do what God wants us to do, He sends his encouragement and his approval.. God is so eager to bless us!... Even while our seed is still in the barn!
So much of our abilities to be blessed depends on our obedience to what the Lord is calling us to do. We can't keep asking God to order our steps and put us in his plan if were too lazy to move or if we're being too disobedient to change the things God is asking us to change.
If we want to be blessed we need to lay down the sins that beset us, where are we continually being disobedient?
What is blocking your blessing? Where are you continually having to travel around the mountain time and again? Is it through grumbling, faultfinding, complaining, perhaps it's a bad attitude, gossip, or it's perpetual negativity and never believing anything good will happen to you. Is it your" this is just my lot in life"attitude that keeps you cemented to the floor and not being able to move on God's precious path for your life…?
God has made a promise to us..the Bible says we are to be blessed beyond measure while our seed is still in the barn, but we are the one that has to open the barn doors and walk out into the sunshine and let the seed be planted. Gods asking us to amen Him and obey Him!
God wants you to be encouraged, He wants to prosper you, bless you and restore you. Repentance and obedience can help you clean up any areas in your life that God is calling on you to change. Be decisive and determined in taking these steps to
getting yourself right with God.
God will surely open the doors of blessing for us but if we insist on harboring wrong attitudes and sins and are willfully disobeying God, we will not see any personal growth..
Holy living will come only when we are empowered by God's Holy Spirit, we will see change when we acknowledge to God that we have sinned and are in need of change. We cannot change what we will not willfully lay down! Only God can wipe away our sins and make us shiny, empty, new, vessels to be filled and overflowing with the blessings of the Lord. Seek His help, ask Him to help you rid your self of sin and disobedience.
God wants our priorities to be right. He wants to motivate us to obey Him. Let's remember to give God a higher place of honor than our own personal comfort. Through true repentance, praise and worship we can give him all glory!
He does promise to strengthen us and to guide us when we give Him first place in our life!
God bless you all!
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. (Ecclesiastes 11:4-6)
God’s Desire for You to Prosper
God wants to use you to build His kingdom, His house! In Exodus 12:13, it was no accident that God gave the wealth of the Egyptians to the children of Israel. He wanted them to build His tabernacle in the wilderness.
God’s Abundance for Those Who Build His Kingdom
Prosperity is the result of a decision we make to build God’s kingdom, His work. Only as we make that decision will God prosper us. In fact, greed will destroy prosperity: “So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof” (Proverbs 1:19). Greed destroys prosperity!
Psalm 35:27 says:
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
“For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
“May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.”
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