This morning, I am studying the curses and blessings again in Deuteronomy 28. It is SO amazing–and enlightening–to see how much of God’s promised blessings (if we obey Him) and curses (if we do not) pertain to blessing our work, our investments, our finances, and our businesses.
While studying, this problem came to my mind: Most people do not have any cows.
Why is this a problem? Because God promises to bless “the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock” (Deuteronomy 28:4).
When He said this, He was talking to people in an agrarian/agricultural society. Their wealth was measured not only in silver and gold, but even moreso in livestock, grains, etc. Why? Because those things have an innate ability to reproduce.
If you have cattle, God can bless them and they can reproduce, making you richer. If you have seed, you can plant it and God can bless it, bringing you a harvest and making you richer.
But most people do not have any cattle.
What’s the modern-day equivalent of cattle?
Well, if you’re in a farming area, actual cattle work just fine. I’ve often wished to own real cattle! Or sheep or other livestock! They reproduce!
But if you don’t live on a farm, here are some other examples of modern-day “cattle”:
- Your investments;
- Your retirement account;
- Your full-time business;
- Your side hustle (lawn-mowing, paper route, coaching, making soap, hand-lettering, etc);
- Your vegetable garden that you sell produce from;
- Your own products that you sell;
- Your dog-breeding business; and on and on and on.
My digital resources and products are one example of my modern-day cattle. They’re out there on my Gumroad store, and at any moment the Lord can (and does) bless them to bring us income.
My point is:
What do you have that God can multiply?
And if nothing, what can you DEVELOP, MAKE, or GET that God can bless?
You need some cattle. Cows. Something with the innate ability to reproduce.
God wants to bless you, but you have to renew your mind. Think differently. Get onto His train of thought and start thinking the way He thinks.
What are your thoughts about this? Do you have any cattle? And if not, what kind of cattle can you come up with so that God can start multiplying them? Please leave your comments below!