Land of Lack, Or Even of Plenty
There are many people who are living in the land of lack, some are living in the lands of even and then there are some who are living in the land of plenty.
God's word, makes it clear that He wants us to live in the land of plenty. That's God's desire not just for a few but for all of us.
God brought the Israelites out of the land of lack, through to the land of even, and then to the land of plenty, which is the "Promised Land" which was the land of plenty full of abundance, only thing is only two of the original Israelites that came out of Egypt, crossed to the land of Jordan, and they lived in the land of plenty.
So many people do believe and act upon the principles mentioned in the Bible, about tithing and giving offerings, but they never seem to be able to leave the land of even. Even with the basic needs met, they are still living pay-check to pay-check. They are always still lacking or they just making even.
They are all or most missing out on the land of plenty, the joy-filled, peaceful, over abundantly fruitful life, which God meant for them to have and to live.
It happens in most generations, only a few people enter into God's best, but He has provided for them through Our Lord Jesus Christ, when the most part really are just getting by, all they seem to have is allot of frustrations there is never enough, they are not happy, or fulfilled.
There are more than likely millions who don't even give to go, I know a few, but they seem to be scared to let loose of a dollar or two. Then their trust they don't or forget to use when they could give to the Lord, but they don't and then wonder why they live in so much lack.
My husband, always got upset because I'd give to the ministries by donating or donating and getting something like tapes, books, transcripts, etc. But, I was giving and the problem my husband has is that, most of the money you give they or some took it for their own purposes, and pleasures and it didn't go towards the ministries.
Like I told him, not all ministries are like that, we are supposed to give to the Lord, by whatever means we can, it will not be our fault if the ministry we give to uses, it or abuses it. The Lord knows why we are giving.
But, there are several who don't see how we make it, and have the blessings we have been given, God has blessed us in so many ways and He has provided for us in ways that we didn't even see. There are so many things I give Thanks to God for, the list is surely a long one, but He has blessed us in more ways than I can list here. When we give to the Lord with the right motives, He will make sure He gives us the desires of our hearts.
God, is a Gracious and Loving God, He keeps His promises and He does NOT Lie, He makes sure that when you are faithful, you will be blessed, you will live in the land of plenty, not lack, or even.
When we give, we are giving to God' Kingdom, and we trust God with it! God is not going to punish us for giving to Him, when the ministry or organization isn't doing what they are to be doing with what we give to them to help spread the Gospel.
It also, takes Faith, Trust in God to know God needs us to give and to help His Kingdom to grow through our help, by helping other's, ministries, organizations, helping the children, helping the sick, helping the homeless, the list goes on and on.
We never give or help someone grudgingly either, if you do this, this is another way you will live in lack or even. We are to give our of the Love of Our Hearts, Our beings, not with resentments, or grudges!
God, is a Miraculous God, He is Gracious with His gifts, and His abundance. Always be one of the ones who touches and reaches for the Promised Land. Because God wants you to live in Abundance, He wants you to have the Good Life, the fulfilled life, the peaceful content and the enjoyment in life!
You give from your heart, never short change God, because when you do, you will always be the one in the land of lack and even, never in the Land of Plenty!
God had prearranged your Life, for you to live. Ephesians 2:10
Aprt from God, we are a very powerless person, all good things come from above, from God, and our joy has to be in Him, our peace, achievements, abundance, all come through Him. All of our abilities are all the result of God's Grace!
Deuteronomy 8:17 (Amplified) says: And beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. It's all God!
Deuteronomy 10:16 (Amplified) says: So circumcise the foreskin of your [minds and] hearts; be no longer stubborn and hardened.
Is there any stubbornness or hard heartedness in you or in your mind? You need to confess these sins and other areas and ask God to help you!
Don't blame God for your living in lack ------ it's not His fault, it's your fault, Give To God and He will Give Back!