God gives us doors, but they can only be opened when we meet the conditions (requirements) that God has set.
The Door of Blessings is opened when you meet the following requirements:
1. Live a Holy Life by walking in the will and plan of God, rather than the ideals, attitudes, and customs of the world; and rather than the advice and purposes of sinners.
2. You walk in the will and plan of God by using the R-Reading, S-Studying, and M-Meditating method. That is, Read, Study, and Meditate on the Word of God.
“But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
3. When you tithe unto God you open the Door of blessings because God says in Malachi 3:10-11 “Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.”
God will rebuke the devourer (things that eat up your money). For example, your car being constantly in need of repair. The harvest you are reaping through tithing will not be premature, but an ON-TIME HARVEST. Whatever you need, God will provide it when you need it. He will provide more than you need.
“And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
Trust and depend on God for ALL YOU NEEDS, rather than the world system; rather than man.
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7)
“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his way. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
I will keep thy statutes . . .” (Psalm 119:1-8)
TRUSTING IN THE LORD
But trust in and lean on the Lord without wavering and you won’t slide.
Trusting in self and relying on your own physical strength is an expression of pride.
Acknowledge God in all your ways, and from his thoughts and ways you will never part.
But if you decide to go your own way from your God-given purposes you will never start.
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
And you will experience love, joy, and peace during the day and at night.
Honor and respect God in thought, word, and deed through love,
And you will ascend to higher spiritual heights like a dove.
Remember to put God first and not last,
Then you will experience joy unspeakable joy,
And a peace that surpasses understanding,
and a love for others that cannot be outcast.
© 1999 Karmen A. Booker
Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.
WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment and boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’
WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are: “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”, “Seeking the Face of God”, “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.