by: Creflo Dollar
A question on the minds of many people is: When will the present economy turn around? Many also wonder whether we are anywhere near normal economic activity. God only knows for certain.
However, all of us are aware of the results of the economic downturn, such as families affected by foreclosure. People have lost cars. Children have been displaced from schools due to parents having to relocate. Millions have suffered job losses. Due to financial disaster, too many can identify with Psalm 142:4 (AMP), which says, “Look on the right hand [the point of attack] and see; for there is no man who knows me [to appear for me]. Refuge has failed me and I have no way to flee; no man cares for my life or my welfare.”
No, the answer is not in one man, human that is, but thanks be to God that the world has available to it a Savior, one who sits high but looks low. The Bible says about Jesus in Hebrews 4:15 (MSG) that, “He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.” And help He does offer. I call it God’s recovery plan.
First of all, to approach God for any kind of help, one must recognize that He truly exists and is a rewarder of those who sincerely seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). And how can we seek Him? We do this through prayer and by declaring His Word, reminding God of what He’s already said.
God honors His Word, and in it, He promises us that a payday is on the way. Jeremiah 51:56 describes Him as the God of recompense, a rewarder—the Great Compensator. Now this can be good or bad, depending upon how you are living. Every action, whether positive or negative, will be rewarded.
Speaking of good and bad, Proverbs 12:14 tells us it is all in the power of the tongue. We must not allow our mouths to put us in, or keep us in, poverty by speaking negative words. Say only what you would like to manifest in your life. If you don’t want it to happen, then don’t say it—not even jokingly.
Another requirement for receiving an economic turnaround from God is to live uprightly before Him. This means, whether you are at home, at the mall, or wherever you are—at all times—your lifestyle should agree with His Word.
In order to receive financial reward from God, there must be financial seed sown. Plain and simple. You want a harvest of corn? What do you plant? Corn seed. You desire, or better yet, need money? What do you plant or sow or give? Money seed! Ask of the Lord, and He will direct you concerning giving.
God will guide you in all your decision making, if you ask Him. We have the example of Moses. He was destined to rule Egypt. However, after consulting with God, Moses decided to follow the Lord instead. As a result, God richly compensated Moses for his choice.
It is possible to live in this world and not experience the consequences of it. Some have suffered harshly from making poor choices, only to have the recession amplify the bad results. However, God loves you. He is willing to repay your losses with abundance and ensure that whatever the enemy has stolen be repaid in full. Your part is to call upon His name, pray, and apply faith pressure through His Word, all of which will move the hand of God on your behalf!
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