SCRIPTURE: And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. 1 Kings 3:3-4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: As a church member or a worker, you cannot struggle in life if you engage in covenant practices.
Sometime ago, I saw a church worker who was stranded. He could not pay his children’s school fees or handle his other financial responsibilities.
I said to him, “It is well with you. Do you tithe?”
He said, ‘Yes’.
I asked him “Do you tithe consistently and faithfully?”
He said, “No.” Then I understood the root of his challenge.
You must understand that it is not the occasional practice of God’s principles that brings results, but continual and consistent practice.
Now, there are unbelievers or people who are not even established in church. Some of them have not been to church for a long time but when they hear teachings on covenant practices, they run with them. They practice it, and consequently, their lives change.
On the contrary, though sadly, there are those who have been in church for many years, but when they hear a teaching on covenant practices, it enters into one of their ears and comes out through the other. It is not supposed to be so.
The truth is, it is not possible to claim your love for someone when it is not backed with giving. As a lady, any man who claims to love you but is only interested in what to get from you, run for your life. Such a man would empty you when he finally marries you. Such a man would kick you out and look for someone else after emptying you. So, the proof of authentic love is giving.
In my own life, my wife and I have given things to God many times to the point that if it were possible to drop ourselves inside the offering basket any day, we would do so.
So, the practice of the Kingdom cannot be negotiated. As a church member or a worker, you cannot struggle in life if you engage in covenant practices.
REMEMBER THIS: As a church member or a worker, you cannot struggle in life if you engage in covenant practices.
- Make covenant practices your way of life.
- Prove your love to God by constant releases of your resources for the advancement of His Kingdom.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to be consistent in the practice of the covenant. Deliver me from inconsistency in giving, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: BE A CHRISTIAN FIRST – TAKE HEED TO YOURSELF.
QUOTE: The tithe is the covenant connector to the blessings of God. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Nahum 2-Habakkuk 1.
AMAZING FACT: Whales are the largest animals on earth.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I destroy every trace of struggle in your life as a consistent practitioner of the covenant in Jesus’ Name.