Fill us at daybreak with Your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days. And may the gracious care of the LORD our God be ours; prosper the work of our hands for us!
Prosper the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אֱלֹהִים) says:
Love orders your days aright and prospers the work of your hands. I made a promise to Abraham and His descendants, and that includes all you who believe, in blessing I will bless you and in increasing I shall increase you. Love causes you to increase more and more.
For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.” And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:14-15.
Love causes you to prosper. I blessed you from the moment I made you and that blessing was to bear much fruit and to increase more and more.
How do I increase you? I prosper the work of your hands. But how can you increase that empowerment? Like a farmer, you sow to reap. You give to receive. It is in giving that you receive. What you give, you receive, and more besides. It is in the giving that the receiving comes.
If you see evil increasing, you know you are giving out evil. If you see good increase, you know you are giving out good. What you sow you reap. If love increases and abounds, you are giving love. Give what you want to receive. Plant what you want to harvest. I know that sounds simplistic, but many people are sowing what they do not want to harvest and then wondering why they are not seeing the good increase in their lives that they so desire.
If you keep giving love even in the face of evil, and here I mean those who do evil to you and others, you will have freedom. You will not lose your life to the evil around you if you are planting different seeds, like Isaac in a famine land, he planted seed though it seemed he was giving to no purpose, and it returned a hundredfold, the same year, and he became so prosperous that his enemies envied him but feared his power. He was a covenant man of Mine. He walked in faith like his father Abraham and the same Blessing was upon him.
Love sets you free from your enemies. You cannot chain love.
What do I mean by “loving your enemies and doing good to those who hate you?” I explain that to you, “pray for those who persecute you.”
I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:44-45.
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27-28.
You cannot pray for good for someone if you hate them. Prayer is your way of keeping your heart pure from hatred and evil words or thoughts towards others. Prayer, true prayer, is a matter of the heart. You lift up your soul to bless Me in prayer.
Extend My mercy to others in prayer. Peter denied Jesus three times, but what did Jesus tell him? I have prayed for you. And that made all the difference.
Praying for sinners to be saved keeps you from sinning with them. Prayer consecrates you apart in love. For true prayer is love of Me and love of neighbor in one expression of ceaseless communication of love between Me and you. Prayer changes things, people and nations. Never think time spent in prayer is wasted or unfruitful. You may not see in the natural realm what prayer is doing in souls, but I see it, and it is powerful. I told Job to pray for his friends to shield them from My just judgments against them and he did and it was then I restored all he had lost and more besides to him. Giving prayer for others increases your harvest. When you pray good for others, it multiplies back to in good.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9.
Know that I have a good plan for your life—plans for you shalom peace and prosperity and not for evil, to give you a glorious future and a current hope to expect good.
Do not lose heart, your reward is on its way. Do not draw back, perseverance takes the prize.
It will surely come. In fact, it will more than come, it will chase you down and overwhelm you with blessings. And do not worry that no one seems to see your efforts and your prayers, for all is laid bare before Me and nothing you do or think goes unnoticed nor unrewarded. Remember you reap what you sow and more besides.
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
Watch what you are sowing, that is, what you are giving out each day. For your output will determine the quality and quantity of the input.
For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7.
And remember too, no sluggard ever prospered and increased. I prosper the work of your hands. Prosperity goes forward and looks ahead, taking the actions now to sow for a good harvest. You cannot put your hand to the plow and keep looking back and be fit for My reign. Love is watchful and love is proactive. Love does not wait on perfect conditions, love gives at all times. Love is constantly outputting love and consequently love is always drawing in love to itself.
He who watches the wind [waiting for all conditions to be perfect] will not sow [seed], and he who looks at the clouds will not reap [a harvest]. Ecclesiastes 11:4.
Be bold to give and be bold to receive. What do I mean by that? When you sow into My Kingdom for My sake and the sake of the gospel expect a hundred times as much of what you have sown in like kind.
Peter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.” Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. Mark 10:28-30.
Give all to Me and receive all from Me. And what do I mean by “all?” I mean all of your heart. Leave no room for Satan in your heart, that is, no room for hate, ingratitude, doubt, fear, depression, shame, bitterness, impurity, malice, doubt, or unbelief, never put up with these, put them out of your heart as soon as they come and put them out by praise and worship with thanksgiving. Call your walls “Salvation” and your gates “praise,” and nothing else will be able to enter your blessing wall.
Bless and you will be blessed. Give and you shall receive, good measure, shaken down, and overflowing poured into your lap to fill your life with good things and renew your youth like the eagle and then overflow to good works all prepared for you in advance. Sow towards your dreams but helping someone else reach their dream.
I love you. I so loved you I GAVE My only begotten Son that you might live your life through and with and in Him. He emptied Himself so you could become rich with His very own self. I am love and so are you and what does love do? Love gives. Grace on top of grace. Giving never ceases. Sowing and reaping will remain as long as the earth remains.
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22.