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.” – Deuteronomy 28:12
God’s promise of abundance if His people obey Him and follow His commands (v. 1). But there is more to joy than abundant resources. This joy is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) that comes from fellowshiping with believers and from sharing with others.
God desires to bless us abundantly, but He also wants us to be generous, concerned with those in need, and share out of the abundance He provides.Thanksgiving feast.
I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. Isaiah 41:18 Israel had many needs. Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, many Israelites were filled with fear. But God reminded them that He was the Lord. Despite appearances, they could be confident He would help them. He was their Redeemer and promised to crush their enemies (vs. 13-16).
Of specific concern, the people of Israel were thirsty. Desperately searching for water, they could find none. But God promised to provide for them.
He promised a time of abundance. At that moment they only saw deserts, but He promised to turn that deserted place “into pools of water.” The “parched ground” would be turned “into springs.” They would overflow with blessings.
The Bible promises that God wants us to flourish just like a palm tree and overflow with blessings even in places that seem barren (Psalm 92:12). But we are called to stay faithful to Him, trust Him, and not give up.
Right now, what are your needs? Does it feel like you are dwelling in a desert? Do you feel like your needs never will be met? Do you feel helpless and unsure of what to do?
The Bible urges you to believe God’s promises, commit your needs to Him, trust Him. You are to stay faithful with the resources you have been given and believe that He already has prepared abundance for you!
As you sow seeds into God’s Kingdom, watch as He blesses you!