I just heard a commercial for a guys book that said ” follow these three steps and God will bless you financially”. Beloved, God is not a mathematical equation where you do steps 1,2,3, and you automatically get something. God blesses His children because He loves us and wants good things for us. God blesses obedience, faithfulness, sacrifice, and our faithful service. God blesses because it is His nature to do so. He is kind, loving, giving, merciful, and caring because thats just Who He is! If we would stop looking for the short cut to Gods blessings and just love and obey Him, the blessings will come!