|MONTH OF ABUNDANCE|
When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter; and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them”. Psalm 126:1-2
I welcome us in this month of August. It is our month of ABUNDANCE. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” 2 Cor. 9:8 NKJV
In Genesis 26, we saw how the famine was so severe in the land of Gerar where Isaac was residing at that time. Others left the country in search of a greener pasture. Isaac was also ready to leave the country, and God told him to stay in the land and He will reap bountifully in the same land.
Isaac did as the Lord has said and He reaped bountifully. It was indeed a great miracle.
To be in Abundance means to be in plenty, to be in wealth, to be in richness, profusely and being bountifully blessed.
In abundance for your every good work does not necessarily means that everything is favorably in that situation or project which you are doing now. It does not mean that the land is greenish or fertile or you can see the sign that everything is going on well. It means you obey what God is telling you to do and not looking at the current situation. You move forward by God's instruction not looking at the mountains on your ways. You hold on His divine supply as you are carrying out His instruction and guidance for your life.
God who called you into His abundance says, “His desire is for you to prosper in all things and be in good health even as your soul prospers”. 3John1:2.
This mean that the Lord is really interested on our bodily and spiritual wellbeing. His desire is for us to be at our best in all that we do. God wants our spiritual, academics, health, marriage, and works to be in the best condition.
As God's children, whom He bought us with His Son's precious blood. We are to glorify God in our lives which belongs to Him. 2 Corinthians 6:19-20. We should no longer live the way we think is right but we live the way that pleases Him.
No wonder God said “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot, I could wish you were cold or hot, so then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth, Revelation 3:15-16.
God wants us to be super-hot in all our works so that we will have an abundant life.
Therefore, we are to put on the Garment Of Faith And Strength so we can see the mighty hand of God at work in our lives. Faith is believing what the Lord said will happen. You do not know how it will happen but God who is leading you will surely bring it to pass if you obey Him. Do not be disturbed on how God will do it. Do not look at impossibilities but look to Jesus. For faithful is He that called you, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Hard working farmers have more than enough food; day dreamers are nothing more than stupid fools. Proverbs 12:11.
Hardworking is very important to our daily lives. There is nothing you do on this earth which hard work is not essential. For example, there is no farmer who receives good harvest without working for it. You cannot receive a good result if you are failing to put your work in your heart.
Do not be lazy in your life. This is our time to harvest all we have been toiling for years. Do not put down your tools, go back to work on the things you have been on. The great harvest is here!
1. O Lord deliver me from every unseriousness and carelessness in my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord cloth me with your mighty strength in the name of Jesus.
3. I receive the strength to work hard, in the name of Jesus.
4. I receive the strength to hear from God and obey Him, in the name of Jesus.
5. Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in the name of Jesus.
Pray as the Spirit of the gives you utterance!