The God Account
What if . . .
You began to believe that there really is a “God Account?” This would mean that, by faith, you would begin to take God at His word. For years people have made efforts to invest in the right account whether in the stock market or in other investments offering great interest and gain. Imagine how God could be glorified if we began to see, take and make opportunities to invest in the God Account He has already established.
In Luke 18:22 God says, “Sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven.” What if we knew the day and hour that He was to return? What if His return were in 25 days? What would you do different? Would you be willing to change your investments to those that are lasting? Would you consider transferring funds from the accounts that you can see to those that cannot be seen – to your “God Account?”
Allow God to challenge you to: “Test 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 a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes, says the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 3:10
We all love to quote a familiar verse on the subject of having our needs met. Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” I’m sure you’ve used it to encourage a friend in need, and you have probably reminded yourself of God’s provision during your own difficult season. But look back a few verses before that to Phil. 4:17 “Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.” Now, I would call that The God Account. When you look at the context of this verse, Paul is writing a thank you note to the church that had just sent a financial blessing to his ministry. Paul did not have trouble receiving this gift because he knew the profit that would increase to the account of those who gave! Paul knew that because they had given in obedience God would supply all their needs.
Friend, if you find yourself in a position of receiving, praise God that He is bringing increase to the accounts of others because of the gift that has been given to you! You do not need to worry about a payback or feel guilty because this is where you are this year. “At this present time your abundance being a supply for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want, that there may be equality.” 2 Corinthians 8:14
If you are prompted to be a giver this season, praise God because all of your own personal needs will be met and there will even be an increase in your own God account!