Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors], and with the first fruits of all your income; so shall your storage places be filled with PLENTY, and your vats be overflowing with new wine.
(Proverb 3:9, 10 AMP)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I recognize the preeminence of God’s supernatural supply in my life and circumstances.
Today I will not be afraid to face the fact that God is requiring me to do more than I can actually do, as He did with all the heroes of the Bible. Along with that, He is requiring me to give more than I have to give, as He did with the widow of Zarephath, so that He can take me into a higher level of provision and prosperity. Today I will seek to understand the purpose in His requirements (I know that He is neither unreasonable nor unfair), and I will recognize the treasure hidden in my own earthen vessel, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of me!
Today I will honor the Lord with my capital because it, ultimately, represents my life. My money and substance are the product of my labor—how I spend my time—so, in giving the Lord what I have, I am able to give Him what (and who) I really am!
Today I will not be afraid of any evil tiding or negative report concerning the economy, the stock market, the government, inflation or taxes. I have laid up treasure in heaven (investing in the Kingdom of God), and He supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus! I am not of this world (system) and neither is my money or my success or my future! God is my source!
Today I will not be cheap, or stingy or tight with my money. I will guide my affairs with discretion through the Spirit-fruit of self-control, but I will walk in liberty concerning my finances because I have a perception of the purpose of prevailing over poverty and possessing plenty by proving the power of God!
Today I will repent of any mental, emotional or spiritual stronghold that limits the work of the Holy One of Israel in my life (Psalm 78:41) and will allow Him to do more than I can ask or think, in direct proportion to the power that works in me (Ephesians 3:20)!
Today my storage places (my home, checking and savings accounts, my income and investments, etc.) will be filled with plenty, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me to honor You today with my first fruits. In Jesus’ name, amen.