This month I sent out a prayer for breakthrough in finances to our monthly partners. One day as I was praying that prayer over our partners, the Lord led me to Proverbs 3:6-12. I want to share it with you today.
Proverbs 3:6-12; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. 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. My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; for whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.
The Amplified version says it like this; in all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones. Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors] and with the firstfruits of all your income; so shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine. My son, do not despise or shrink from the chastening of the Lord [His correction by punishment or by subjection to suffering or trial]; neither be weary of or impatient about or loathe or abhor His reproof, for whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
There is so much depth in this small set of scriptures. In here we find if we will know, recognize and acknowledge God, He will direct our steps and make the way plain before us. That means we won’t go a wrong direction and we won’t be confused in which way we should go. That would save us all a lot of time, don’t you think?
Next, if we fear and worship God and stay away from evil, we will have health and strong bones. Friends, these are promises in the word of God…and they belong to you.
If we honor God with our money and our tithe, our storage places, our bank accounts will be filled with plenty to the point of overflow… I am ready for some overflow, how about you?
I am not saying all this comes easy but I am saying that every single bit of it belongs to you and you have a blood-bought right to lay hold of it. So how do you begin? By doing what the word says…and declaring and decreeing the promises that come with doing what the word of God says.
In these few scripture we are promised direction, plain paths, health and strong bones and overflow in our finances. That’s a pretty good set of promises, don’t you think? I do too.
Today, see, perceive what belongs to you and begin to lay hold of it…all of it. And know that we are praying these scriptures over you this very day!