Tuesday, 18 June 2013

FROM LACK TO ABUNDANCE

TEXT: 1 KINGS 17:10-16
You don’t need to work yourself to the point of fatigue before you will make it in life. The bible says the blessing of the Lord makes riches and adds no sorrow to it. (Proverbs 10:22)
The widow of Zarephath has a handful of flour and a little oil in the jug; she was planning to prepare it for herself and her son as their last meal before their death, because there was famine in the land.
Prophet Elijah called on her to prepare bread for him, she explained to him that the little she had left would only be enough for her and her son, but Elijah told her to prepare his own first. She did not argue further with Elijah, she went home and prepared the bread for him, not minding of what will happen to her and her son.
The scripture recorded that since that day, she moved from lack into abundance, because the flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, “ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD.” This statement shows that it is only God that can move someone from position of lack to a spacious place of abundance.
God is able to change the highest height of lack to a stream of abundance overnight. Certain conditions have to be met, in order for us to move from lack to abundance. These are:
·        Let the Lord be your shepherd (Psalm 23:1) if the Lord is your shepherd; it is sure that you will not lack anything. He will lead you to a place of abundance. The shepherd that leads sheep cannot lead them to the desert where there is nothing for them to eat and drink. So also if you are His sheep, He will lead you to the right path.
·        Fear and seek the lord (Psalm 34:9-10) If you fear the lord, you would lack nothing, because He has promised in His word that those that fear Him will dwell in abundance. He is a faithful God; He will not fail in His promise.
·        Stay and immerse yourself in His love (John 15:5) If you abide in the lord your source, you will forever flourish like a tree planted by the river side, that lacks nothing.

·        Give sacrificially (Luke 6:38) If you are the giving type; you will lack nothing. Don’t give only when it is convenient; give when it is not convenient also. Solomon gave sacrificially and he was blessed bountifully.

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