There is only one place in the Bible where God’s allows us to challenge him. It is found in Malachi 3:10, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you [such] blessing That [there will] not [be room] enough [to receive it] (NKJV). The word ‘try’ is our English word ‘dare’ or ‘challenge.’ We are asked to dare God to keep this promise!
I remember a quote from an evangelist who said, “God won’t give it to you until He can give it through you.” From that, I have always believed God wants to see if we are trustworthy of little blessings before He grants us BIG blessings. God is not going to give you substantial blessings if you are unwilling to share with His church and flock.
So how can you know you’ll be blessed in 2012? Simple, give to God the tithes, gifts, and offerings he asks, then challenge or dare Him to honor His word to open the big window on your and your family. God is faithful to keep His promises and will always do what He says. I believe God wants us to bring in our tithes just so He can pour blessings upon us.
As you know, not all blessings are financial. If you sleep on clean sheets, or in a warm house, or have food on your table, then God has fullfilled his promise of blessing you. My biggest blessing in life is a healthy family. Nothing compares to God’s blessing of good health. Don’t look for dollars as a sign of God’s promised blessings.
I want you to expect God’s blessings in 2012. Give to God what He asks and expect Him to pour out huge blessings on you. My prayer is that you know Jesus Christ well enough to ask for Him to pour out on you more blessings than you have room enough to receive!
Christ is Amazing! He wants to bless you in 2012!