It’s Called Work For A Reason
by Hannah Keeley
The Word of God has a lot of promises for us. He promises that everything our hand touches will prosper. He promises that our children will rise up and call us blessed. He promises that He will open the gates of heaven and pour blessing into our lives. And He also promises that we will “live on the fat of the land” (Genesis 45:18).
What does that mean to live on the “fat of the land?” It doesn’t mean we’ll be sucking on ribs and chomping on potato chips.
we get the best of the best! If you know anything about milking cows, you know the fat always rises to the top. That’s where we are supposed to be living–right on top! We’re supposed to be living on top of every situation in our lives–on top of our finances, our families, our homes, our careers, our health–everything!
Well, Hannah, that sounds good. But I’m feeling more like I’m dragging on the bottom of pit!
I know how you feel, Mama. But that’s why we don’t go by what we FEEL. We go by what we KNOW. And know this–God never lies. If He says something, He will always follow through. But we can’t have the promise without taking the steps to get there.
In order for Him to give us the fat of the land, we’ve got to take part in the milking! 2 Thessalonians 3:10 tells us, “if any will not work, neither let him eat.” We’ve got to take part in bringing in the harvest of God’s promises. Every good farmer knows that he can bust his bootie going out in his field and planting, watering, weeding, and feeding his garden. But if he doesn’t get up and bring in the crop, he would still starve to death. I can see him now, sitting at his farm table, griping about being hungry, when he’s got acres of ripe corn just begging to be picked and eaten.
Sounds ludicrous, right? But that’s exactly what many people today are doing. We want God’s promises of health, protection, abundance, prosperity, peace, joy, but we don’t want to get out of our comfort zones and do the work necessary to bring in the harvest.
People are stricken with the “disease of ease.” We want everything to come easy. But it doesn’t. It takes obedience, diligence, and self-discipline. Work is messy. It’s dirty. It’s tough. You get up early. You go to bed when you’re done. And you don’t live by excuses and rationalizations. You just do it and leave no other options.
Don’t go with the flow any longer. The flow isn’t going anywhere. I love what those work trucks say, “WORK VEHICLE. DO NOT FOLLOW.” In other words, you better be careful who you’re following. If it’s a work vehicle, then you better be ready to get dirty and get stuff done. You better get ready to get results in your life. You better get ready for the harvest to come in so you can eat the “fat of the land.” If it’s not a work vehicle, then you’re just going with the flow–going nowhere, and getting nothing.
You are NOT living under your circumstances any longer. In the name of Jesus, you are rising above! You are meant to be blessed! So, roll up your sleeves and let’s go to work. If you’re plugged in to our ministry, then we are partnered with you. We’re going to work around here, and we want you with us! It’s good work. It’s God work. And it always gets results!
What about you? Is there a promise you want to see manifested in your life? Then share it with a comment below so we can come alongside you in prayer. But don’t stop there, tell us what steps of obedience (the work) you are going to be doing to come alongside God and bring in the harvest!
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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