Proving God Faithful in Hard Times
1 Tim. 6:17-18 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,
As a believer, everything we have God gave us, and made us a steward over. It’s easy to think we are self-made. Enjoy the many blessings God has given you, but don’t trust in anything but HIM. It could be all gone in a day. Elijah discovered that when the brook dried up, God was still His source (1 Kings 17). The most important thing you’ve got is your relationship with Him. Consequently, anything you put before that you will end up losing.
So what’s this all about? Putting the Lord first, following His instructions in His word, and being patient. As a result watch how creatively He meets and exceeds your needs. It’s a beautiful thing to watch! In Malachi 3:10, He says “bring your tithes into the storehouse and prove me, if I will not open the windows of Heaven.” As a church we are seeing God do awesome things! If he dries up the brook (your source of income) the Lord will lead you to another source of income. Another promise from His word is, “I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken or His children begging for bread.”
Therefore, if you’re experiencing the opposite of what I am saying, examine your faithfulness to God. Start with your obedience to Him and your giving habits, how you spend, and save what He has provided for you. Furthermore, it’s a good time to make small changes and be ready for the next time an emergency happens. Go with God in His ways and He will go with you!
~ Pastor Turner