In Genesis 26, I’m reading about a famine in the land and a promise that supersedes it. Just as God spoke to his father Abraham, now He’s talking to Isaac. He tells him to stay where he is, obey His voice and He would bless him. He didn’t say, ‘Wait till after the famine is over, because My word doesn’t work in the dry times!’ No, God was showing Isaac that his blessing wasn’t based on his surrounding circumstances, but on His word.
In spite of the lie he told to King Abimelech about Rebecca being his sister instead of his wife, look what happened during the famine; Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants.
God’s not concerned with our economy, the stock market or your current bank balance. When He promised to bless you, He wasn’t talking about just spiritual blessings, He wants to bless you financially, physically, socially and economically. He wants to bless you not for your own plans and purposes, but for His own. He wants people to look at you and know that your blessing could have only come from Him, not the lottery, an inheritance, from Him.
Look what happened next; So the Philistines envied him. Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. And (King) Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.” Do you see that? He had more might, power and wealth than the king himself. They became envious and tried to stop up the flow of money to him in the only way they could. But guess what? You can’t stop Gods blessing! No one can! It’s wealth that only comes from Him and when you give him access to all you have, He will give back far more than you can even imagine.
Father, again my heart is overwhelmed with the greatness of Your plans for me. According to Deuteronomy 28:8, You command the blessing on me and on everything I set my hand to, it prospers. Forgive me for limiting Your work by not giving you full access to what I have. I know now that though you are all powerful, You are not authorized until I give it to you because when Jesus died, He gave me all authority in the earth. Forgive me for not taking my authority and ruling on the earth as You commanded. I don’t know how to do that until you teach me and You can’t teach me until I submit myself to You my teacher. Speak to me, Lord. Teach me Your ways that I may walk in them all the days of my life. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen