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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Increase More - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 7 April Thursday

Today’s Scripture
“There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting or what is justly due, but it results only in want.”
(Proverbs 11:24, AMP)
Increase More
In the book of Genesis, God set up a system of seedtime and harvest. Everything God does starts with a seed. The Bible also tells us that He gives seed to the sower. In other words, if you are a person who has a desire to bless others and sow seed, God will make sure you have plenty to give. Notice in today’s verse what happens when we generously sow seed—we increase more! Just like planting a seed in the natural brings an abundant harvest, planting a spiritual seed brings an abundant harvest as well. You can’t outgive God! The scripture says that He will pour out blessings on you that you can barely contain.
God’s blessing goes way beyond the financial realm. He wants you to have blessed relationships, good health and a happy career. Why don’t you take a step of faith today and look for ways to start sowing? What do you have in your hand? Can you start by giving a smile and sowing joy? Do you have five dollars to help someone else at the gas pump? Choose to be blessing and watch how God brings increase in every area of your life.
A Prayer for Today
“God, today I choose to be a sower and a giver. Help me to see the people around me the way You see them so that I can bless them the way You want to bless them. Thank You for Your faithfulness in my life as I stay obedient to Your Word in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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