Now a man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says… ‘I chose your ancestor out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest … Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling?’ Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.’” 1 Samuel 2:27-30
Have you ever tried taking a shortcut to work, only to find that it made you even later than you already were? Sometimes, cutting corners costs more than it’s worth. The same can be said for blessings. When God blesses us, we have a choice: we can keep that blessing to ourselves and have a little bit more, or we can accept His blessings with humility and give back what is His.
When you’re locked into the natural, you’re locked out of the supernatural! God will bless those who honor Him, but His blessings will pass over those who ignore Him and His commandments. God wants to bless you – don’t lock yourself out!
Ask God to show you any areas of your life that you may be withholding from Him. Thank Him for the countless blessings He’s placed in your life.
Read Genesis 28:20-22. Does your attitude reflect that of Jacob? For each positive thing that happens to you today, remind yourself that it is a blessing – a gift from God. Then take a moment to thank Him for it!