MY place of blessing has an immense cost. The large cost is commensurate to the large blessing, a blessing is an asset and has a value unto itself. There will be competition for anything of value and for any asset.
The cost may be money, it may be time, it may be reputation, it may be pain or the cost may be blood. The blessings are yours and are set before you, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Are you willing to pay the cost?
Will you march around Jericho seven times, like Joshua? Will you go into the Lion’s Den, like Daniel? Will you dip your body 7 times in the river Jordan, like Naaman? Can you be beaten with rods, shipwrecked and take 39 lashes, like Paul?
To walk in an eternal blessing will require a natural cost. To be widely known for your faith, will require a great act of your faith. To whom I have given and trusted with much, I also hold in high regard and require much. I demand much, much in and much out.
2 Kings 5:14-15
So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed! Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.”