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Be More Blessed

It's no secret money is the driving force of the world in which we live. It's only natural; life costs money so we have to make it and have it to survive and provide. So when we take this essential resource and honor God with it, we're not only saying thank you, our hearts are letting Him know where our priorities lie.

But the Bible makes it clear leftovers at the end of the month or after all the bills have been paid is not acceptable. Proverbs 3:9 says, “with the firstfruits of all of your crops.” God, who graciously allows us to possess what we do have, deserves the first and very best of what we have. When we do this not out of obligation, but from a thankful heart, we truly honor Him and say with our lives, “what's mine is yours, Father.”

The next verse should bring a smile to all the savvy investors out there, because God promises because of our obedience, “[our] barns will be filled to overflowing, and [our] vats will brim over with new wine.” Even when God doesn't owe us anything in return for our obedience, our honoring him makes Him so happy He promises to bless us in ways that we can't even imagine. You may not own a barn, but I don't think any of us would turn down the promise of a life that is bursting at the seams from blessings God continues to pour out.

Reflect:

  • What is one way you have honored God with the best of what you have?
  • What is one thing you can change about your spending to show God where you really put your heart and trust?

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