Nothing but Blessed
“Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you” (Haggai 2.19 ESV).
When we allow God to move in our lives, He will strip us to nothing. Though we don’t live in an agricultural society like God’s people did when the Prophet Haggai spoke this declaration, there is much in our lives that God will need to remove in order for us to learn complete reliance on Him. He will strip of us anything in which we find our worth, value and significance. This process is not fun, but it is necessary. God can’t bless us with His supernatural abundance if the weight of the blessing will break us. Every blessing comes with a burden, and we will never be strong enough to carry the load alone. This is why we must learn to be totally dependent and reliant on the Lord and not the things of this world. Once we realize that God is our Supreme Provider, He will be able to bless us with the desires and plans He has appointed for us because He will know that the blessings will not break us or draw us away from Him.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1.17 NIV).