#3 Realize that He is Your Source
The God of the covenant is the King of glory. Everything belongs to Him. We are told, “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). God says, “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine” (Haggai 2:8). He created it all. He owns it all. He wants to bless you beyond measure.
“Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever” (Psalm 112:1-3).
The word “fear” in this passage doesn’t mean to be afraid of God. It means to love, honor, and respect Him with a desire to please Him.
#4 Look to God the Provider, Not to What He Provides
Often, we look to what God has provided us. The Israelites were guilty of doing this. They often looked at the daily manna that fell from heaven, but what God really wanted them to do was to look at Him, the Provider of the manna.
God wants us to do the same. There’s no influence from the world and its economic systems that can overcome us when our eyes are on the Lord.
God has already fulfilled His part of the covenant. Now it’s up to you to move into your covenant relationship with Him by trusting in Him as your Source. How?
And when He becomes your source, there’s no fear of giving. There are no worries. There’s no influence from the world and its economic systems when your eyes are on the Lord!
#5 Entrust Your Resources to God
When we give to the work of the Lord, we demonstrate our obedience to our part of the covenant as well as our trust in God’s desire to bless us.
The Word of God says to:
“Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10).
When we give, we show that we believe in the covenant, that we believe in following the guidelines He set forth. We demonstrate that we:
- Know Him and what is important to Him
- Are not afraid of what might happen to us
- Accept Him as our Source for everything, including our finances
- Have our eyes focused on Him and not on the world, our circumstances, or our possessions
- Trust Him with all we have
Our reliance on God is evident in our giving. Giving is natural to those who love the Lord and live fully in His covenant blessings, so you can sow seed for the Kingdom knowing He is the God of both the seed and the harvest.
What step do you need to take now?
God has already fulfilled His part of the covenant. Now it’s up to you to move into your covenant relationship with Him by trusting in Him and fulfilling your end of the covenant relationship.