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‘Return the Rein to Him’ (Hos. 14) by @newnaija #LAFruits Devotional

August: FINANCIAL FRUITFULNESS
READING: Hosea 14, Psalm 11
@thelafamily August 15

Return The Rein To Him

TEXT: “O Israel, return to the Lord your God…” Hosea 14;1a (NKJV)

God’s original design for you and me is to live in dominion and abundance, just as Adam and Eve were commissioned to rule and dominate the earth (Genesis 1:28). They lost the dominion God gave them due to sin, and had to toil for food (Genesis 3:17). Thank God for Jesus Christ whose coming to earth brought back the blessing; he became poor so that we can become rich (2 Cor. 8:9).
Most of our challenges arise from the fact that we have turned our backs on God, like Adam and Eve did in the beginning. Israel also had turned their backs on God and Hosea was calling them to return to the Lord (Hosea 14:1). And when they obey and return, God also promised to revive them and make them flourish again (Hosea 14:7).

When we return and surrender all to God, including our finances, God promises to bless us abundantly (Mal. 3:10). We must give God control. Let Him be Lord over every area of our lives, not just our spirituality, but also over our finances.

Like the prodigal son who returned to his father and enjoyed renewed love and blessing, God expects us to return to Him so that our lives will be revived, and we will be empowered to have dominion over the affairs of life.
LEARN and APPLY: God wants you and me to walk in abundance but this can only happen when we return to Him and cease to manage our lives and finances in our own way (Luke 15:10-32).

Pray: Lord, forgive me for walking my own way; I hand over the reins. Please take control over every area of my life especially my finances in Jesus name.

Written by Isaacola AA (@newnaija) of @thelafamily