This morning I am drawn to a particular verse that I’ve heard many times, but I’ve never really studied “into” before. I’ve never really “taken note” of this particular verse –in this way.
The verse is Malachi 3:10, and it has to do with tithing, but the part that is standing out to me so much this morning is the second part –God’s part, His response to us doing our part. He’s saying, “do your part, and just watch and see what I’ll do…”
“…Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.” – Malachi 3:10 (Good News Translation)
I was reading this morning and I came across this verse and instantly I remembered a dream I had last year. It had to do with this “window” of God. Heaven has “windows” according to Malachi 3:10.
Here’s another version, The Message 3:10-11,
“Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple.”
and it continues…
“…Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams. For my part, I will defend you against marauders, protect your wheat fields and vegetable gardens against plunderers.” The Message of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”
So I’m thinking on this verse a little differently than I have before. Something is standing out to me that’s new, and I can’t really put my finger on it yet, but I can see some connections and I’m taking note.
Isn’t that exciting? I love when the Lord gets our attention in His Word. It means He’s wanting to show us some things. ?
Our Heavenly Father thinks big, doesn’t He? He thinks BIG for His children.
That’s why He reminds us time and time again of His faithfulness, of His goodness, of His abundance, and that we can do ALL things through Jesus.
We so often limit ourselves, when He’s wanting to think big with us!
God thinks in “abundance”.
As it says on the cover of my current journal,
“With God all things are possible.”