Summary: God’s plan for us His children is for us to live in abundance. God wants us to bless us to be blessed to the point of being a blessing to people around us.
“12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.”
God’s plan for us His children is for us to live in abundance. God wants us to bless us to be blessed to the point of being a blessing to people around us. He wants us to be lenders to nation without us borrowing from anyone.
God promised us that He would open the heaven’s storehouse to us and send us rain in due season- This means we will flourish like the tree planted by the river side. However, as good and comforting this promises are, there is a condition attached to it. All these promises will only come to pass in your life provided you engage your hands in any decent labour or endeavour.
God cannot bless an idle hand. Remember the widow that the creditors were coming to collect her children for the debt her husband owed (2 Kings 4). Elisha asked her what she had in her house and she replied that she had a little jar of oil… This tells us that no matter how intangible that job or business brings back to you, God would prefer to work with that than to encourage idleness! Proverbs 14:23 says “All hard work brings a profit but mere talks leads only to poverty.”
You cannot be idle and expect God to bless you. Our God worked to create the universe- He is not a lazy God; therefore Hr won’t overlook your laziness.
We have heard of stories of people that became wealthy as a result of “one small hubby or business.” They did not start with the mind-set of having chain stores or business empire- They started small and the Lord fulfilled His promise by blessing the work of their hands.
As harsh as this may sound, permit me to use this word “NO WORK, NO BLESSING.” That is the gospel truth. Where will your blessing come from if you are idle? Your hands are not engaged productively and you are claiming kingdom blessings? My friend, it does not work like that. Engage your hands in any honourable endeavour and see where God will take you to. It will blow your mind what God can do with the little in your hands.