“He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.” Psalm 115:13-14
One day while in prayer, the Lord spoke directly to my heart and said, “There are believers who are struggling financially who aren’t supposed to be. There is offense in their heart and it is blocking their ability to hear the ideas I have to give them that will bring them wealth in this economy.” It is God’s will that His children prosper so that we can be a great blessing in the earth. Choosing to fear the Lord and obey Him is how the blessing will be unleashed in your life. We can’t hold on to unforgiveness and offense and expect to receive anything from God. We can’t turn left when God is telling us to go straight. We can’t wait to move next year when God is telling us to make the move now. We can’t speak out while hiding in the corner when God is telling us to speak out in front of everyone. To fear the Lord is to have reverential awe of Him that causes obedience. You don’t truly fear the Lord unless your fear causes you to obey Him. Anything else is mere admiration. True fear will cause you to change your ways, to cry out in true repentance, to leave the old boyfriend alone, to stop doing the things that grieve Him, and to seek His wisdom before making decisions. Fearing the Lord will produce in you a humility that God can’t help but to bless. You say, “Lord, where are Your blessings in my life? Where’s the increase?” And the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you, “Where is My fear?” The Lord pants to bless you and increase you, but you must fear Him enough to trust and obey Him. Forgive. Serve. Reprove. Rebuke. Exhort. Preach. Give. Show compassion. Be longsuffering. Live righteous. Love. Listen. Have faith. Speak up. Seek God. Be diligent. Be kind. Be truthful. Be obedient. Then He will increase your life and make you plenteous. He will cause grace to abound to you, revelation and knowledge to be increased in you, strength and boldness to be increased, God ideas to come to your heart, and things to just work out in your favor. He will increase you more and more, you and your children. Your children will see the increase, your enemies will see the increase, your family will see the increase and you will glorify God. Increase will be all over you like dust, but you must fear the Lord.
Prayer: Yes Lord. I hear You speaking to my heart and I receive Your Word in my heart. You are my God and I am Your handmaiden. Teach me the fear of You Lord and to obey You and I know You will do as promised and increase me more and more, both me and my children. Thank You Lord. I give You all of the glory! In the matchless Name of Jesus, Amen.