One important yet forgotten principle in the kingdom of God is the principle of first fruits. We are well versed with tithes, seed and offerings yet ignorant of the first fruit. God has placed a claim on the first harvest of everything. He claims the first born of everything from man to all livestock. This puts God as first in your life at all times. He also demands the first of the harvest every crop or tree. When we give God the first fruit, we lay claim on the super natural, abundant blessing of God on everything else. We actually guarantee that more and better is coming.
I challenge you to start 2019 by operating the awesome principle of first fruits. Give God the increase you get during this first month of the year. We are at a new beginning and there is no better way to walk by faith than giving God the first fruit of all your income this month. Your first salary, first business profit, first income or first profitable transaction in 2019 should be brought before the Lord. All that first harvest belongs to the Lord. The rest of the year we give God ten percent of our increase but at the beginning He demands one hundred percent.
SCRIPTURE READING: Proverbs 3:9-10
Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Father thank you for this beautiful New Year. Thank you for the increase and prosperity you have blessed me with. I choose to honour you with all my possessions in Jesus’ name, Amen.