"You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have
enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm.
You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." This is what the
Lord Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways" (Haggai 1:6-7, NIV).
Do you feel like this--you have planted, but not harvested? Do you earn money and it
just seems to disappear? If so, then God is saying to you, "Consider your ways."
Examine your life and ministry to see where the problem lies. Here are some steps to
-Review your ways. Reevaluate your business practices, your giving, and your financial
dealings. If you have not been tithing and are violating other scriptural principles, then
you are living under a closed heaven.
-Repent of your transgressions. Ask God to forgive you for failing to give your tithes
and offerings or violated scriptural financial principles. God doesn't want your excuses.
He wants your repentance. Ask God to forgive you if you have neglected the work of
God and put own your needs and desires first.
-Renew your covenant with God. If you are violating scriptural financial principles,
stop! If you have not been tithing, begin to do so immediately. Be faithful and consistent
in giving your tithes into the storehouse of God. Remember that tithing is the required
minimum you are to give to God. You should also give offerings over and above your
The components of the financial covenant which Israel had with God required giving
their very best consistently in both tithes and offerings. They pledged to give for the
expenses of the work of God, declaring: "We will not neglect the house of our God"
(Nehemiah 10:39, NIV).
Review, repent, renew--when you have taken these steps, get ready to receive! God will
open the windows of heaven and pour out His blessings in such an abundance there will
not be enough room for you to receive them. You will walk in a covenant relationship
with Him where you are living in a continuous cycle of divine provision in every area of
your life and ministry.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.