“From the Heart” teaching by Drs. Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne.
Psalm 34:9-10 (NKJ)
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
There is no lack and no want to those who fear the Lord and who seek Him. If you love and respect God and serve Him with all your heart, then you will always have what you need. The Word of God promises and assures us of that.
Psalm 23:1 (NKJ)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
The Word says that we, the Lord’s sheep, will not want. Not – we might want. Not – we hope we will not want. But – we will not want! If Jesus is your shepherd, you will not want. You will not experience lack. If this is not your current state, then you need to stand up and claim God’s Word and His promises for your life and decide that you will have what God says you can have – you will not want.
Psalm 37:25 (NKJ)
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
Are you righteous? Your heavenly Father will not leave you or let you down and your descendants will never need to beg from others or ask for a handout.
1Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NKJ)
11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
In order to be in a position where you lack nothing, the Word tells us that we must live a life of integrity. We must mind our own business – not mind everyone else’s – and we must work with our own hands. We should not look to others to get what we want. We must not wait for a handout or search continually for “get-rich-quick” schemes. We must work hard, be honest and treat everyone fairly, Christians and non-Christians.
2 Corinthians 8:15 (NKJ)
15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”
We must not be greedy. Being greedy is a sure path to lack and want.
Proverbs 28:8 (NKJ)
8 One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion gathers it for him who will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:27 (NKJ)
27 He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses.
If you want to be free from lack, you must be a giver. You must give to those who cannot give back to you. Don’t give just to those who can bless you back. You must give freely, with no strings attached and no ulterior motives.
As a child of God, you have all of God’s blessings available to you at anytime. He promises you no want and no lack, and that’s what He does for you. You must find out what you need to do to be on the receiving end of those blessings. You must conform yourself to His image and to His Word and you will have the reality of His promises manifested in your life.