Everyone is looking for the ultimate surefire secret to instant riches; aren't you? It is nice to have more than enough and to enjoy life without financial pressures. God has designed it that way and He means it when He says to cast all your cares on Him.

But, how do you receive abundance? Doing the Ten Commandments assures that: "All these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord, thy God." (Deut. 28: 2-14)

Jesus said: "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."(John 10:10)

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind," is the only Commandment you really need to fulfill as it should automatically result in sharing His Love with others, the second Commandment: "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Mat. 22: 37; 39)

Do you love God? Are you able to love Him the way He wants to be loved? It's impossible to love someone you don't know, right? Jesus said that when you see Him you see the Father, that He and the Father are One, and that they will make their dwelling place with you! (John 14: 9 - 11)

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." Jesus calls you His friend! In fact He says that, if you do His commandment, you're no longer a servant because a servant does not know what his lord is doing. But He has chosen you! (John 15: 15 - 16).

If Jesus is your Lord, then you know Him through the Holy Spirit and you will want to love him with your whole heart and obey His teachings. That is the very core of your blessings! Sure; you can amass abundance by doing all the right things. However, will your riches be long lasting? Let's look at Job.

Job was the richest and most righteous man in the world. He was blessed because He obeyed the Ten Commandments. Job's downfall came about not because God took His protection away from him. No, as God explained to Satan: "Behold, all that he has is in thy power." Translation: Look and see, he's already yours!

Just like Job, you are on Satan's territory. But Jesus has bought back the territory with His Blood and His precious Blood is your protection! However, you need to be careful not to open doors of pride, fear, lusts, etc. for Satan to enter.

Let's have a look and see where Job had an open door. He did not even sin when everyone and everything he owned was cruelly taken from him, and he was still thankful for everything he had thus far received! Where Job missed it was that although he knew of God, he did not know Him! God referred to him as His servant. (Job 1: 8) Furthermore, Job was afraid of God. (Job 23: 15) Although he had great abundance and had done many good works, he had lived in constant fear:

"For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came," (Job 3: 25-26)

During his severe illness Job became cynical. He considered himself righteous in his own eyes and felt that he had deserved what he had received. When finally God revealed Himself to him, describing His Power and Majesty, Job was humbled and prayed for those who had given him wrong advice. He declared: "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee." (Job 42: 10 - 16) Now he knew his God and rejoiced in Him! He was healed, and got blessed twice as much as before!

Your righteousness is as filthy rags to the Lord. (Isa. 64: 6) You cannot earn God's favor. Honor Him in everything you do from the heart because He looks on the heart! (1 Sam. 16: 7) And yes, the more time you spend with Him, the more He will reveal Himself to you!

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Eph. 2:9)

Be blessed and enjoy God's abundance!

Author's Bio: 

Ann Stewart, author of With Wings As Eagles, aims to encourage and inspire you to become the person God has purposed you to be. You're welcome to subscribe to her free weekly, inspirational newsletter, Life Altering Words.