Daily Devotionals
Your Heavenly Account Gloria Copeland 15 August Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.... For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Have you ever read anywhere in the Bible where God said, “Since you might forget Me if you get rich, I’m going to keep you poor”? I sure haven’t. I don’t believe you have either because it’s not in there! But He did say to “always remember that I’m the One who gives you the power to get wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18). In other words, remember where you got it! As born-again believers, you and I are God’s people just as the Israelites were. Since we are Christ’s, then we are “Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). Therefore, we can expect God to anoint the work of our hands. We can expect Him to bless us and give us the power to get wealth! “But Gloria,” you may say, “I know people who have served God and put Him first all their lives, yet they were always broke. God didn’t give them the power to get wealth!” Yes, He did. They just didn’t know how to use it. You see, God’s abundance doesn’t just fall out of heaven and hit us on the head. He has designated ways for us to receive it. If we don’t know how to operate in those ways, we will miss out on what is ours. That’s really not surprising when you think about it. Even things on earth work that way. For example, you can have a million dollars in a bank account, but if you don’t know it’s there or if you don’t know how to make a withdrawal on your account, you won’t be able to enjoy that money. The same is true in the kingdom of God. The Bible says you have a heavenly account. The Apostle Paul referred to it when he wrote to his partners and thanked them for giving into his ministry (Philippians 4:17). Your heavenly account is much like an earthly bank account in that you can make deposits into it. Not only is it possible to make deposits there, but according to Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus told us it is very important for us to do so. So sow to the spirit. Sow to your heavenly account. Give to others. Meet their needs. Give to the work of God through ministries and outreaches—this is above your tithe. And when you give to these, release your faith. Name your seed. Tell God what you are believing for. It’s a wonderful thing to have an account in heaven! It’s a wonderful thing to know as Paul’s partners did, that “God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, The Amplified Bible). Job 42; Proverbs 1; Revelation 21 I lay up for myself treasures in heaven, for where my treasure is, there will my heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19-21