God’s Blessings and Promises
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
Many of us are believing God for incredible things. We have dreams, visions, and desires placed in our hearts by God and we’re believing God to make good on His promises to us. Some of us find comfort in the scripture that tells us “all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20). While the promises of God are without void, we have a responsibility to make sure we are preparing for God’s blessings and promises. The Bible states faith without works is dead (James 2:17). Therefore, I say to you that preparing for God’s blessings requires faith into action. It’s not enough to simply say you’re ready to receive God’s blessings, and yet do nothing to position yourself for God’s blessings.
Plant Your Seeds in the Ground.
If you’re believing for a new car, tell the Lord what you want in it. Before the car comes find out in advance required deposit, term of the loan, interest of the loan, payment amount. Be ready to receive it.
If you’re believing God for a new house your seeds might include researching the housing market and finding out what credit score is needed to get approved for a mortgage loan. This is how you begin preparing for your blessing. Whatever you’re believing God for, plant seeds in the ground for the harvest you’re expecting.
Once you’ve planted seeds of information in the ground, like a gardener, you must then tend to your seeds by watering them. We water our seeds with prayer and walking in faith. Watering encourages growth and is done in expectation of a harvest. Gardeners understand this principle because they water their seeds periodically despite the fact of not seeing a harvest. They understand their consistency will yield them a harvest in due season.
Do things in preparation of the harvest you’re believing God for. In doing so, you’re operating in what the scripture calls “now faith” (Hebrews 11:1). Now faith is always accommodated with action (James 2:17).
As you’re watering your seeds, remember to keep in mind your expected harvest. You want to remind yourself daily why you’re doing a particular task. I say this because there will be times you question whether or not your actions are fruitful. You don’t see the work God is doing beneath the surface, so you get discouraged. Remember, we plant seeds in the ground in expectation of a harvest, but it is God who determines when we will yield our harvest.