God Gives Increase


There are some who will try to take credit for where they are and will even boast about how they are where they are with no help from anyone. Even those who proclaim that it was their own strength that got them to where they are will one day realize that it was not them, but God who blessed them through it all. God has also allowed us to be a blessing in the lives of others as well, and we can never take the credit for helping someone when we know it was God. The Scripture reminds us that, they that plant and they that water are not anything; but God that gives the increase. I encourage you today to continue to be a blessing in someone's life and continue to build up the things that God has placed in your hands. Continue to grow in the things of God, and even when you do not see them growing or moving as quickly as you want them to, do not become discouraged, but remember it is God who will give the increase. You cannot get the increase in your life absent God. Some of your own growth comes from someone stepping in your life at the right time, and giving you what you needed, and then God giving the increase from that seed that was planted in your life. God has allowed you to be a blessing to someone, and just because you do not see them growing at the rate you want them to, does not mean that God will not grow them in His time. Continue to be a blessing, and watch God give the increase in His time. I am thankful for every seed that was planted in my life, and for every person who watered that seed along the way, and I am grateful that God gives me the increase in His time. Since I know that God is still growing me, I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"



Lord thank you for blessing me and giving me increase in every area of my life. Thank you for allowing me to plant or water in areas that you have placed me. Continue to use me as an instrument of your grace and mercy. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.


Be Inspired,
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY