25 And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
If we serve the Lord, what will he do?
Blessings upon Your Bread and Water
One of the immediate effects of serving the Lord is blessings upon your bread and water. When we speak about bread and water in the scripture under reference, we are referring to the works of your hand. It means whatever you are doing in your life, God has promised to bless it if you can serve in prayers. If you are a student, God will bless your academics. If you are in business, God will bless your business. If you are into writing, God will bless your writing. Whatever you are doing, God will bless it because that is the works of your hands. So, you won God’s blessing? Tap into the fountain of it through the lifestyle of prayer.
Taking Sickness Away from You
If you want to be healthy, then be a man or woman of prayer. The Bible tells us that God will take away sickness from your midst if you can serve him through the lifestyle of prayer. The panacea for sickness is service through prayer. A man that serves God in prayer, is a man that is full of health.
Barrenness is not only limited to the fruit of the womb. There is economic barrenness. There is academic barrenness. There is also favour barrenness. So, you see barrenness is not only when a person is childless. It goes beyond that. There are many that are barren in different spheres of their lives. What can break this barrenness is the life of prayer. If you can serve God through prayer, your barrenness in whatever area of your life will be broken. So you need to serve the Lord by prayer so that your life can be transformed beyond measure. And his blessings will find expression in your life.
Prayer is a life extender. If you want to live long in the face of the earth, you must never forget to imbibe the life of service through prayer. Anna in the book of Luke chapter 2 verse 37 enjoyed a long life because she was a woman of prayer. Whenever you serve the Lord your God through the lifestyle of prayer, you become a candidate of longevity on earth. Never take for granted the opportunity given unto you through serving the Lord in prayer. The privilege that God has given you to pray for your friends, your loved ones, your co-workers, your leaders, your pastors, and several others must not be taken with levity. If you pray for them casually, you will get a casual blessing. You must be dedicated to the lifestyle of prayer. It is one of the avenues for service and whenever God finds a man that wants to serve him through prayer, he opens the windows of heaven and showers his blessing upon that man.
I pray that God will give us the grace never to joke with our prayers because it is one of the channels God uses to bless us. The more prayerful you become, the more blessed you will be. Just observe around you and see those are praying in the spirit and in truth. What are the things you are seeing in their lives? Blessings!
May the Lord help us, in Jesus name. Amen