Many times children of God want to receive and be blessed by God yet they are not willing to give anything to the work of God. Giving in the eyes of God does not only mean in monetary terms but how we are willing to sacrifice ourselves for the work of God. “For whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung that I may win Christ” (Philippians 3:8).
Those that allow their vessel to be used are guaranteed to receive and be blessed. Jesus Christ borrowed Simon’s ship to serve as a platform. This was at a time that Simon and his friends had toiled all the night yet they were not able to catch anything. Later on we see Jesus telling Simon to launch into the dip where there was a huge fish catch. Simon never realized that by allowing Jesus to use their boat, the result was receiving the blessing of fish that they were not even able to carry on their own.
The Bible tells us the story of the widow of Zarephath whom Elijah had requested a morsel of bread. Even though the woman’s first response indicated that she did not have a lot, Elijah still told her to use whatever she had to prepare a meal for him first before making a meal for herself and her son.
The economy of the Lord was just introduced to this woman which states that; “Give to me first, whatever you have, and then will I give back to you”. The result was that the woman was told that the barrel shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sends rain. If one can compare the meal that was given to Elijah, and the blessings that she received it is just better to listen and obey so that we are able to receive what has been intended for us.
The Bible also tells us of the many stories where people fasted in order to have God move in many situations. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps to make the body weak while the spirit becomes strong. Many times God has moved in miraculous ways during such times.
All these can be exercised by children of God in order to be able to receive God’s blessings from God which are always guaranteed by our God if asked properly. Ask and it shall be given, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Mathew 7:7).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :