Stopping God from blessing us
Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2014
We were studying the scripture where it tells us what we have not because we ask not and we ask amiss.
Well, there is another thing that most Christians miss out on. Malachi 3:10-11says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, and so that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts. “If I will not open for you the windows of Heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it may not destroy the fruits of the ground. Nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the Lord of hosts.
Why do so many Christians miss out on this simple blessing that God wants us to have? Trust! If Christians truly trusted God, not one would miss out on this blessing. It’s like putting your money in a CD. You want to get the best percentage on it that you can get, but you don’t go out on the streets to find someone you don’t know or trust to give your money to and ask him to please find you next week to give you your money. No. You take it somewhere there is back up and you will be given proof. So, why not take God up on His word? TRUST! We all want to see miracles, but we tie God’s hand to giving us the miracle of these verses. Personally, I like watching God bless me time after time. Does this scripture say I’ll be a millionaire? NO! But we will receive the protective hand of God in what we do, so we get more with the 90 percent than we ever get out of the 100 percent.
Have you ever caught the fact that it has to do with the amount you plan? The more you plant, the more God has to protect. The more He protects, the more you end up with. We cannot sit back and do next to nothing and think God should be blessing us. Satan wants to do anything he can to hinder mankind (God’s people mostly) and God has told us he will rebuke him for us. God also tells us to put Hi to the test. Many Christians have put God to the test, and for every one of them that has, He passes with flying colors. Put God to the test. He will pass.
— O. Michael Wilcox