Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLV; “Good will come to the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. He will be like a tree planted by the water, that sends out its roots by the river. It will not be afraid when the heat comes but its leaves will be green. It will not be troubled in a dry year, or stop giving fruit.”
Good will come to those who live their lives trusting in the Lord, not in this worlds system. Good will come to those who continually give in good times or bad times, their trust remains planted in God who has always been their source and supply. Good will come to those who aren’t troubled by what they see happening around them, who stop tithing and giving because things are bad in the economy. They know what their God said, that he will supply all their needs according to HIS riches not their own.
Their roots go deep in a foundation that is unshakeable and immovable. They are rooted and grounded in Love. A hurricane may blow off all it’s leaves and a few branches may fall, but it remains to yield fruit in the next season. They still get their nutrition from the soil they’re planted in. They remain. No fear in the tree who knows where their help comes from.
You see these people everywhere, men and women of faith. They give because God tells them to, not according to what bills are due. They connect with people of like faith and vision. Did you get that? They connect with the body of Christ and remain where they are planted regardless of what the weather looks like in that season. That is where their reward lies, it’s not allowing people, situations or seasons to move them from the place God has connected them with.
Last fall the Lord showed me a check and said, “Your name is on my checking account. You have access to everything I have. Whoever you bless will be blessed. Whatever you give will be multiplied.” That changed the way we gave. We no longer looked at the balance in my account the same. When we give, God said he will multiply it and that means we don’t ever have to worry about whether there will be enough. Walt and I have decided we’re all in! If God is looking for radical faith in the earth, He will find it in us. We’re not doing it to get rich or have a lot of things, we’re looking to be ridiculously obedient servants with what we’ve been given. You could say our givometer had gone off the chart!
Father, I pray that your people know you as the God who blesses. That they won’t wait till they have enough to give, but they will trust in you to supply. Your supply is vast. Your supply is unlimited. Your storehouse is full and you’re just waiting for someone who will give everything so you can take it and turn it into gold. You’re return is better then the stock market, better then property, it always goes up and over the top. How I praise you for this great revelation that You are a giving God and I must follow your example. This day, I give you free reign over my life. Use me as you will in Jesus’ name and for your glory. Amen