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Psalm 115:13-14 He will bless those who fear the Lord, Both small and great. May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children.

God’s desire for our lives are blessings and increase. Whatever prosperous thing we can think of, He wants to give it to us. He not only wants to bless and increase us, but our children too.

Don’t let anyone tell you that God wants you poor or He wants you to have just enough to make it through life. Don’t let anyone tell you that increase is worldly and not the true heart of God.

From these scriptures, we can clearly see God desires for us to have blessings and increase. Receive it today.

Psalm 27:13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

We don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to experience God’s goodness. We can experience God’s goodness now.

There are so many of us who are looking forward to heaven because we’ll experience a blissful stress-free life with no pain and more than we could ever ask or think. Jesus made this life available to us now. How? By faith.

As we confidently believe (without doubt) that the promises of God were made available to us through Jesus, we can have abundant life now (John 10:10). Because we live in a fallen world, things will happen that will attack the abundant life Jesus provided for us. But, as we remain in faith and use our God-given authority to cancel the attacks, we’ll experience the goodness of the Lord.

Don’t wait until you die. Release your faith to experience a good enjoyable life today.  

Psalm 27:3 (CEV) Armies may surround me, but I won’t be afraid; war may break out, but I will trust you.

It may seem like hell is breaking loose everywhere in your life. It’s during these times, we must learn from David. David’s trust was not in what He naturally saw around him. His trust was in the Lord. By spending time with the Lord and developing intimacy with Him, David was confident in knowing God was NOT going to let the enemy take him out.

When sickness attempts to invade our bodies, when divorce is on the horizon, or when stress infiltrates multiple areas of our lives, that’s when we need to look to the Lord and His word. His word says we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). We’re privileged to have prosperity in every area of our lives, including our marriage (3 John 1:2). We get the honor to give our cares to God so that He can perfect them for our good (1 Pet. 5:7; Ps. 138:8; Rom. 8:28).

Knowing and being confident in His word allows us to not be moved when circumstances don’t look the best. Trust God and His word.

John 8:2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.

It may not have been the most convenient time for Jesus to teach the people early in the morning, but He taught them anyway.

There may be opportunities in our lives when doing something for others may be inconvenient. It’s during those times we need to think of Jesus. If He was willing to put on flesh to help us, we should help someone else as the Spirit leads.

Access the love of God in your hearts and do something for others even if it’s inconvenient.

Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Due to Adam’s sin, life is more complicated than God originally intended. Let’s not compound the complications of life corrupted by sin by intentionally and knowingly adding transgressions to it.

We internally know certain things are wrong based on God’s word. Like theft, committing adultery, or just being mean to people. When we knowingly engage in activities that dishonor God and don’t care, we make life harder on ourselves.

A hard life causes us to age quickly, have health issues, or remain in poverty. God is not making our lives hard. Our decisions are causing more complications in our lives.

It’s one thing to miss the mark every now and then (thank God for grace). But when we’re consistently dishonoring God with our disrespectful decisions, difficulties are ahead. Live a honorable life unto God.

Our faith is placed somewhere. It’s either placed in the word of God or in what we see in the world.

If we want a baby, we can either place our faith in God’s word that says, none will miscarry or be barren (Ex. 23:26) or place our faith in the word of the doctor who says because of your medical issues, having a baby is slim. If we want an enjoyable job, we can believe Isaiah 65:22 that says, we will long enjoy the work of our hands or we can look at our education and conclude we’ll be stuck at a job we hate. It’s up to us.

Any situation we face has a word option or a world option. Let’s place our faith in God’s word and in His word alone.

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm. Daniel 1:19‭-‬20 NKJV

There was a great distinction between Daniel Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Daniel and his friends were not only better than everyone else. Because they honored God and put Him first, they were 10 times better.

There should be some distinction between believers and the rest of the world. In our field, we should be 10 times better than everyone else. Ideas should easily flow, our problem solving skills should be impeccable, and our efficiency should be excellent. Why? We serve a God who can fill us with this wisdom at our request (read James 1:5).

Let’s communicate with God and make ourselves distinctive by being 10 times better than the rest.

Daniel 3:18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

The Hebrew boys were faced with a consequence if they didn’t bow down to the statue. As we can see, they didn’t compromise on their beliefs. In the face of death, they chose to remain faithful to God.

There are people in the world whose lives are being threatened because they’re a Christian. They’re forced to make a decision to denounce Christianity or die. I say you, don’t bow. Trust God to deliver you.

For the rest of us, our consequences may not be as severe, but certain situations will require us to make a decision. We may be working in a company where it’s the norm to fudge the numbers a little bit. Don’t bow. Stay honest and do what’s right even if it may cost you a promotion. There may be an attractive person asking you to sleep with him/her. Don’t bow. Honor God in your body.

Let’s not compromise our beliefs or go against the word of God to stay alive, get ahead, or please our flesh. Do what’s right in the sight of God and rely on Him to guard, defend, and protect you.

Jude 1:2 Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Through Jesus Christ, we’ve been given authority to bind and loose things in the earth (Matt. 16:19). We also see throughout scripture how our words have power.

With this understanding, we can invoke a blessing on ourselves and others. We can speak this over our children, our parents, and our friends.

Follow the example of Jude and invoke a multiplied blessing today.

2 Corinthians 9:6 Remember this saying, “A few seeds make a small harvest, but a lot of seeds make a big harvest.”

Sowing and reaping is a principle. When we sow a lot, we’ll reap a lot. Although it’s a principle, it’s important to be led by the Spirit when giving.

He’ll tell us what to give and when to give it. If we’re not led by the Spirit, we can end up being unwise with our finances and giving money away that we actually need or could’ve been used somewhere else.

Accompany the principle of sowing and reaping with being led by the Holy Spirit. He’ll position us to reap the maximum harvest on the seeds we’ve sown while being wise with our resources.

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March 2021
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