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Date: January 21

Category: Prosperity

Isaiah 37:32b
"The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."

Slobodan & Ljiljana KrstevskiThe German translation says, "I, the Lord, the Almighty God care to follow my goals with endurance."

This is a promise from the Lord. God is going to perform whatever He has determined to do. In this chapter, God promised Israel that He was going to bless their efforts by bringing them a crop. So whatever they planted, He was going to bring about the fruit of those seeds. It says in verses 30b and 31, "…sow and reap and plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. And the remnant that has survived of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward."

The fruits of your life are a direct result of the seeds that you planted. God says to us through these Scriptures that He is going to ensure the harvest will come about from the seeds that we have planted. "The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this" [verse 32b]. God is not a God who starts something but doesn't finish it. When He begins a work, He finishes it, especially when it refers to good things [Philippians 1:6]. There are times that God determines to punish the ungodly, but if they turn their hearts to Him, He won't follow through with that punishment. Instead, He'll show them mercy and compassion. But He's always faithful to complete His good plans and purposes.

Whenever God promises a good thing, He will surly bring it to pass if we obey and follow God's Word. For example, God will help you in your marriage. God wants to bless your relationship, but He needs you to be willing to give an effort. When you put forth an effort, God can bless that effort and bless your relationship.

God wants to bless you financially. He wants to prosper you and ensure that you always have more than enough. But you have to plant the seeds that are necessary for God to prosper you. In other words, when God gives you the opportunity to work, take it. When God gives you the opportunity to save your money, take that opportunity to save. When God gives you the opportunity to invest your money, take that opportunity and invest. God is not going to force success upon you. You have to be willing to take it.

So if you're not doing well in your relationships, and if you're not doing well in your finances, don't blame God. It's not His fault. He is there to help you in all those areas. But it's your responsibility to take advantage of the presence of God in your life. Acknowledge that God is with you everyday, working in your favor. He has already promised that He will bring about the fruit in our lives. But the kind of fruit you will reap is completely up to you. If you don't like the fruit of your life, then change the seeds you've been planting.

So you have to ask yourself, "What do I want to reap in my life?" After you determine what kind of results you want to have, examine the seeds you've been planting. Ask yourself, "Do the seeds I plant resemble the fruit I want to reap?" If not, then change your seed. If you want to reap good fruit, then you have to plant good seeds. Good fruit can be success in your work. It can be good relationships in marriage or with other people, or it can be financial security. But those successes really depend on us – whether or not we will sow the right seeds to reap those results. So decide what fruit you want to reap today. Then plant the seeds that are needed to reap that fruit.

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