Tony Evans’ Blog

The Ministry of Stewardship

The Ministry of StewardshipBring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. – Malachi 3:10 Understanding who we are as the people of God is critical for success as stewards of His kingdom. We are God’s safety valve, the ones God has called to demonstrate what kingdom solutions look like. Ministry occurs when God’s people serve others for eternal purposes. Ministry touches lives with eternity in mind. Ministry takes place in God’s house. In Old Testament times, […]

Committed for Blessing

Committed for BlessingAnd my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19 God has a blessing for everyone—including you. We will all face trials and tribulations, but in those times, the joy of the Lord will be our strength. In Genesis 12:2-3, God promised Abraham that He would both bless him and make him a blessing. Shortly thereafter, Abraham rescued the city of Sodom, which had been taken captive. “Melchizedek, king of Salem […]

Types of Blessings

Types of BlessingsGod is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. – 2 Corinthians 9:8 What blessings will God give you when you honor Him? The definition of blessing is the enjoyment of God’s divine favor. Blessing isn’t just about having more stuff; it’s being able to enjoy the stuff you have. Remember, blessings aren’t necessarily material things. First, you can expect God to hear […]

Expecting God’s Blessings

Expecting God’s BlessingsBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. – Ephesians 1:3 Sometimes people view working toward a reward as less than honorable. They think it’s not right to serve God just to get a reward. But these people may approve if the reward is only one reason for serving Him. However, God’s Word shows us that He is vitally concerned about rewards. “There is […]

Covenant Blessing

Covenant BlessingTo Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory. – Ephesians 3:20-21 The covenant is central to God’s relationships with mankind. God uses His covenanted relationships with people to accomplish His purposes throughout history. In Old Testament times, God provided the tabernacle in the wilderness as the center of covenant activity for the Israelites. The 12 tribes situated themselves around […]

Eternal Pleasure

Eternal PleasureBy faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. – Hebrews 11:24-26 Many of us entertain misconceptions about God. For instance, we don’t understand His viewpoint on pleasure. One way of describing heaven is that it […]

Feelings and Truth

Feelings and TruthThe word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord. – Psalm 33:4-5 Feelings are important. God created them, and He expects us to experience them. He doesn’t expect us to be emotionless machines. But feelings have no intellect. They are real and powerful, but they do not think. All we can do with our feelings is react. Feelings will react […]

Abuse of Stewardship

Abuse of StewardshipBut Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! – Acts 8:20 We’re living in a day of the commercialization of God, of people going to church to find out what God will do for them. Instead of focusing on the goodness of giving to God, some folks focus on receiving blessing from God. These people have betrayed God for a price, expecting Him to act like […]

The Law of the Harvest

The Law of the HarvestEach one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7 Scripture says that when you sow, you will reap a harvest, and the harvest depends on what you show and how much you sow. Once you determine what you want to harvest, you will know what you need to sow. If you want supernatural and spectacular things from God, you won’t just sow ordinary […]

Reaping What You Sow

Reaping What You SowHe who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. – 2 Corinthians 9:6 An axiom is a governing principle or rule of thumb. Here are some examples: Birds fly, water is wet, fire is hot, and what goes up must come down. There are spiritual axioms too, including the one in today’s verse: A man reaps what he sows. That axiomatic statement is as real as any of the others, but it’s not […]