1Samuel 26:23  The LORD repays a person for his righteousness and his faithfulness…

One of the reasons that people do not receive what God has promised them in the Bible is because of their lack of faithfulness and obedience to God.

Now in saying this, I want to clarify that I am not saying that you have to earn these promises or blessings from God. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 1:3 that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus.  In 2 Peter 1:3 it tells us that God has given to us all things that pertain to life and Godliness. Also, in Romans 8:32 we read that God FREELY gives us the things that we need. We do not have to earn them.

What I mean when I say your lack of faithfulness to God stops you from receiving does not pertain to you earning anything, but to you positioning yourself to receive the blessings and promises that God is freely pouring out to you.

When you are faithful to do what God tells you to do and go where God tells you to go, you will ALWAYS find yourself in the right place at the right time.  It will seem as if you are a magnet for the blessings and promises of God. At every turn there will be another blessing from God and it will come in many forms.

An example of how this works is with the Prophet Elijah. In 1 Kings 17:1-6 a great famine came upon the land, everything dried up and there was no food or water anywhere. The Word of the Lord came to Elijah and told him to go to the brook Cherith, and there God said “I have commanded the ravens to feed you”. Now Elijah was faithful and obedient to do as God had told him and went to the brook Cherith, and because of that Elijah received the provision of food and water that God had provided for him in a time of famine.

Now if Elijah was not faithful to do what God said, and went to another location because he thought it was a safer bet, he would not have received God’s promise of provision for food and water, and therefore he most likely would have died. Because Elijah was faithful to do what God told him and go where God said, he positioned himself to receive the blessings and promises of God. 

Let Elijah be your example, and be faithful and obedient to God and you will always find yourself in the right place at the right time, and be positioned to receive ALL of God’s blessings and promises every time.

My name is Ponce Leon and I Pastor Victorious Faith Center. I invite you to join us every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and DISCOVER GOD’S BEST FOR YOUR LIFE!