Have you ever had moments when you went to the ATM for a certain amount of money urgently, and for something important, and it wasn’t there?
I had this experience recently!
For me it’s a sinking feeling. I had to blink twice (i think more), just to make sure that I’m reading the ATM display correctly.
The ATM always wins!
If you didn’t know it yet, our bank accounts operate on the principle WYPIIWYGO (what you put in is what you get out).
The Bible is big on WYPIIWYGO. One place in scripture is Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” There’s traces of this in Psalm 1 and Joshua 1. It’s throughout the Bible.
Simply put, you cannot harvest God’s promises if His word is not rooted in your life and bearing fruit. Picture this scenario. You’re going into God’s ATM. You put in your Spiritual ATM Card. You make a withdrawal on a certain promise. The displays reads ‘Balance Unavailable’. Your heart sinks!
You can choose today to live a bankrupt life, or you can choose to make small investments that will definitely pay out when you make a withdrawal.
We should always dread a low spiritual balance. You can choose to become spiritually solvent again.
MA (in progress. Biblical Studies with a concentration in Education, Clarks Summit University – USA)
Associate Pastor – Caneside Fellowship Centre