11 Jan REMEMBER THE NEEDY
“You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove”.
The Scriptures constantly amaze us with details about how God wants us to live our lives on earth. He never leaves any stone unturned. He never leaves us in darkness and never pulls surprises on us. See one of God’s strategies for ensuring that the needy are taken care of in society. This is God’s way of making sure that the needy do not go begging people before they can receive some help from them.
There will always be people in our midst who are needy, and it is God’s intention that He will use His children to take care of other children of His. Very often we ask too many questions when faced with the opportunity to bless someone out of our substance. We ask why the person is not working, for example. Then we reason within ourselves: “if I give him money today, am I not encouraging him to continue begging or expecting others to take care of him?” It is not up to us to judge.
Sometimes we are quick to help someone who we know will also one day help us when we are in need. All those thoughts eventually rob us of opportunities to partner with God to help someone in need. Let us propel ourselves into the habit of desiring to help the needy. God will provide the resources and bless us in the end. Your wells shall never run dry if they are wells that feed the needy. God has a way of ensuring that they are always filled with substance for the needy.
1. Thank God for providing for your needs beyond what you will need for your family.
2. Ask God to make you more sensitive to the needy and more willing to be a vessel God can use to bless others.
3. Father, please free me from all that makes me hold back when it is time to help someone. Make me a channel of blessing.
I declare that all I have and all I hope to have is given to me by God for a purpose and that purpose is to be a blessing to His kingdom. I am privileged to partner with God to bless my world. I embrace this privilege and I walk fully in it. I declare that I am a blessing to my church, community, neighbors and family in the name of Jesus.