Growing Prosperity – Why on Earth Does God Want to Prosper Us?
A Look at the Purpose Behind Our Prosperity
It is good to know God wants to prosper us…
but why on earth does He want to?
We should understand the purpose behind our prosperity.
This is important today…
more than ever before…
so let’s take a look.
Why God Prospers Us
Is it so we can watch our favorite shows on the big screen, in the ultimate personal home-theater room? Is it so we can wear the finest of clothes and shop in elite boutiques? Is it so we can eat the best, drive the best, and live in a huge home?
There is nothing wrong with enjoying nice things, but is that why God prospers us?
“God gives you power to get wealth; that He may establish His covenant.”
— Deuteronomy 8:18
Everything in the universe belongs to God. We simply manage what we’ve been blessed with. And God expects us to keep and use some of this abundance in our own lives. We should care for our families and prosper.
Yet, the desire to prosper should not come from a love for money or with a motive to greedily hoard it up. Our primary concern should be to extend and promote the Kingdom of God on earth.
God gives us power to get wealth, so that His covenant may be established and spread to all the people on earth. The gift of salvation is free, but frankly it takes money to send the good news throughout the earth for everyone to hear.
Blessed to Be a Blessing
Take a look around and it is quite obvious there are plenty of people in need. How can you be a blessing to the less fortunate if you are struggling in your own lack?
God wants us to be blessed to be a blessing. He is able to make all grace abound toward us so that we are always sufficient in all things – so that we can abound to every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
The goodness of God, which is shown by our kindness and generosity toward others, also leads men to repentance. (Romans 2:4)
And the kicker is: As we purpose to be a channel of God’s blessing to others, He will continue to send greater blessings to us.
The truth is: We should enjoy growing prosperity! The ability to gain wealth and prosper is God’s gift to us. It is a gift we are meant to enjoy in life, but also share with others.
May you use your God given power, to get wealth, to establish His covenant on earth and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you –
P.S. Have you recognized a time in your life that God blessed you to be a blessing and it resulted in a positive witness to the goodness of God? If so, feel free to share and leave a comment…
Free Gospel Report – Tim Hawkins Video
Interrupting our regularly scheduled program with this commercial announcement…
Tim Hawkins shares about the Free Gospel Report…
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have
— John 3:16
Christian Meditation – How To Get Started Meditating God’s Word Simply and Easily?
Discover Tips on Where, How, and When to Meditate
Keep in mind, as with anything new…
there can be a time of adjustment getting meditation fit into the normal flow of our daily schedule.
Now, how do we go about meditating?
Where and How Should I Meditate?
Meditation can take place almost anywhere. It is probably best to find a quiet, comfortable place with some privacy. A natural setting is ideal. Really, though, it is possible to meditate where ever you find yourself. In your room, at your desk, walking in the park, driving in your car; all of these are just a few options.
Where we meditate is going to depend on the type of meditation and technique to be used.
For example if we intend to do an intense study on a specific subject, we are going to need a quiet, private place where we can read and take notes. The same might be the case in times of meditative prayer confessing scripture and opening our hearts to hear from the Lord.
However, if we’ll be listening to a recording of biblical verses and affirmations to memorize and confess, we could do this while driving or doing daily chores around the house. If you start doing your meditation in the same place every day, your mind and body will begin to know your intention and it will make the process even easier.
What Should I Meditate?
What should we focus on in Christian meditation? There are almost endless subjects from the Word of God to meditate on. The following verse will help us out and is also a great one to check our self with throughout the day.
“Whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8
We might just open the Bible and reflect on something that jumps out and speaks to our heart, or a certain scripture might come to mind. God might also give us an intense interest in a subject as a cue for meditation.
When Should I Meditate?
Christian meditation can take place just about any time. However, there are two key times we can actively turn our minds over to God’s Word for maximum results.
Upon awakening, filling our minds with God’s Word first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. Meditating on the Word of God just before falling asleep will replay it over and over in our mind during the night.
Regardless of the where, how, what, and when: Our relationship with God should be a priority. Daily time in God’s Word will allow Him to speak to us throughout the day. The divine light can shine in our life through Christian meditation.
Why not purpose to make it a daily habit and get started meditating today?
God bless you,
Prosperous Living: Discover the Key to God’s Heart and Manifest Supernatural Abundance!
Manifest Supernatural Abundance with the Key to God’s Heart
Everyone at some point begins to seek a better, more fulfilling and abundant life.
The desire to move from lack, worry, stress and the struggle of living in ‘not enough’ stirs us up to seek out a better life for ourselves and those around us.
With the search for a prosperous life also comes the realization that we are not able to make it happen on our own. We are simply limited in our human abilities. And because of our limitations we only get limited results.
There is, however, One who has unlimited abilities. Nothing is impossible with God. And when we seek to touch the heart of God, we soon find we also unlock the door to the abundance of God.
The Key to God’s Heart
Once you discover the key to God’s heart, you also discover how to manifest supernatural abundance in your life. Every believer can earn the key to God’s heart through demonstrating obedience to His Word.
“I was born to adore and obey.” — C.S. Lewis
Are you with me still? Just the mention of obedience tends to cause many to turn and settle back into their ‘land of not enough’ rather than make the necessary adjustments for positive change.
Glad to see you are not one of those, since you are still here!
When we have the key to someone’s heart we know how to reach what is inside. Some people think the key to God’s heart is love, faith, or service. But the real key is obedience.
Even Jesus said “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23)
Jesus is speaking of the important principle in our relationship with God: obedience.
The Rewards of Obedience
God’s demand for obedience is based on His commitment to our well-being.
“Blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall hearken to the voice of the Lord your God.” — Deuteronomy 28:2
Nothing thrills a parent better than obedience from their children, and the same is especially true with our Father in Heaven. Every believer should make obedience a priority in their life.
The key to God’s heart is simply following His principles. As we submit to the Word of God it brings honor and glory to Him and proves our devotion and love for Him. This also opens the door to unlimited, abundant supply.
Our obedient actions speak louder than words; especially to God. I’m sure you can think of times that you have obeyed and disobeyed. One of the main reasons people choose not to obey is out of fear. Ask God to show you how to follow and obey Him without restraint.
Some Christians have a difficult time with the concept of being rewarded for Christ-like behavior. They either believe rewards only come in eternity or they feel they do not deserve anything. But God promised we will receive rewards in heaven and we can receive them on earth.
Of course, we should not obey solely for reward. Instead, we should please God and obey Him because of who He is as God the Father and Creator of all things.
The fact of the matter is: When we obey God we will prosper and tap into supernatural abundance. Blessings follow obedience. When we obey God, it allows Him the privilege of demonstrating His awesome power in our lives. Our obedience allows God to bless others through us. But that being said, the greatest reward we can attain is His love and favor.
May you live a life of obedience to God and experience abundant growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Chad Hedrick 2010 Olympian – Speed Skating & Faith Video
In a time when so many are falling away from God –
It is encouraging to hear a great testimony of someone who is pressing into God!
Chad Hedrick 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist was interviewed by his pastor Troy Champ at Capital Church in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 23, 2010. His goal is to inspire people to put their faith in God and that anything is possible. No matter what your past is we do have a forgiving God!
This short interview/video is worth the watch. Enjoy.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
— 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.”
— 2 Corinthians 5:20
May God’s hand of favor continue to be on Chad along with all of God’s ambassadors for Christ!
God bless you,
Empowerment: Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Live Empowered with Self-Confidence
Live Empowered with a Healthy Self-Confidence!
The self-confident person has faith in their own abilities and judgment.
And believe me…
Life flows along much easier for those who are empowered with confidence in who they are.
Top 7 Reasons to Live Empowered with Self-Confidence
1. Self-Confidence Explores Life
How can you explore what life has to offer and what you are capable of doing if you lack faith in yourself? Keep in mind the opposite of faith is fear. And fearful people tend to be stuck living as puppets and never able to explore their true potential.
2. Loving Yourself Equals Loving Your Neighbor
How can we love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 19:19), if we don’t even like ourselves? Learn to like yourself, so you can eventually love yourself. It is a vital key to living empowered.
Stop telling yourself you are a useless, ugly, good-for-nothing. In order to effectively love your neighbor, you first need to be able to say “I Love Me” too.
3. Confidence is Contagious
How can we encourage others who are struggling in life if we are constantly walking around with a negative, low opinion of ourselves? Confidence is contagious and should be passed around. When we walk in confidence and assurance, it helps lift up and encourage others around us who are weak.
4. Rise to the Top with Confidence
How can living a life with low self-esteem bring out the best you have to offer? Quit saying I can’t do this and I can’t do that, and start confessing that you can be all God created you to be. Confidence is a leadership building quality.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13
5. Confidence Gives a Positive Edge
How can a lack of self-confidence, and a mind that is full of negative thoughts, result in a positive outlook on life?
If you want a positive edge then develop your self-esteem. Confidence can empower your life with positive energy and positive actions. A healthy self-confidence allows you to live from a positive base.
6. Self-Confidence is the Power to Overcome Rejection
How can a person expect to handle the rejections of life without a strong self-confidence? We all have to deal with rejection in life and it usually starts at an early age. Rejection can cause much pain and develop an overwhelming inferiority complex.
It takes the empowerment of self-confidence to deal with the attacks of rejection. Instead of constantly asking “what is wrong with me?” a healthy level of confidence refuses to be intimidated. Self-confidence provides the understanding to know that we do not reject ourselves, simply because someone else does.
7. True Self-Confidence Glorifies God
How can we live a life that glorifies God if we live by fear instead of faith? True self-confidence comes when we are strong and confident in the Lord. Our self-confidence should be grounded by faith in God. Living a victorious life by faith glorifies God.
“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the Lord.” — Psalm 30:24
Now that you’ve read the above seven reasons; doesn’t it make sense to develop your self-confidence?
Do yourself a favor: Live empowered with self-confidence. But, be warned; you are not the center of the universe – God is. However, it is possible to walk boldly and confidently as a child of God, and at the same time maintain a humble heart.
May you live empowered with healthy self-confidence and growing prosperity!
Soar higher in Christ –
P.S. Agree? Disagree? Or have a #8, 9, or 10 to add to the list? Feel free to share..
Abound in Love Prayer! Free Christian Meditation Download
May Your Love Abound
“I pray that your love may abound
still more and more in knowledge
and all discernment,
that you may aprove the things
that are excellent,
that you may be sincere and
without offense till the day of Christ,
being filled with the fruits of righteousness
which are by Jesus Christ,
to the glory and praise of GOD.”
— Philippians 1:9-11
Download a FREE PDF copy by right-clicking here and saving to your computer:
Prayer for Love to Abound
God bless you,
P.S. Put this on the frig for a month, where you’ll see it everyday, and commit it to memory. Then begin praying it over yourself and others daily. A little work on the love walk can go a long way in life…
P.P.S. The image background credits go to artist Billy Alexander.
Reclaim Your Relationship – How 3 Simple Words Can Change Everything!
A Workbook of Exercises and Techniques to Help You Reconnect with Your Partner
I heard an interview on the radio a few days ago with Ronald T. Potter-Efron, author of “Reclaim Your Relationship.”
And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner…
I thought it appropriate subject to share my notes on the interview and book.
Below are some key notes:
- Any real relationship goes through periods of rocky down time and makes you wonder why you are with the person in the first place. But hang in there because things turn around – and you can become closer than ever before.
- There are simply times and stages in relationships when you’ll find yourself looking at your partner asking “what is wrong with them?”
- Learn to say “I Love You” even when you are unhappy or frustrated with your partner.
- It is not just about the words. “I Love You” should also be said with actions backing it up. It should come from the heart.
- Saying these 3 words is not always so easy for some people.
- Does it matter if your parents said it in your home growing up? Yes. It is easier for those that heard it and saw it in action growing up.
- “I Love You” needs to be followed by unselfish actions.
- Never follow “I Love You” with critical, fault finding about your partner.
- Self-centeredness puts a wall up in relationships by keeping things about “me, me, me” instead of about “us.”
- The cost of loving someone is the pain and heartache of losing them some day.
- Challenge the old, cold thoughts that keep you from saying “I Love You.” Sometimes it is from being hurt in past relationships.
- Love is demonstrated by loving behavior. A couple’s diary/journal can be a way to keep an ongoing communication for love and dealing with conflict.
Chapter 25 – Give Your Partner the Gift He or She Really Wants
It is worth the effort to learn your partners likes and dislikes. This shows your love by taking the time to discover their needs and not giving gifts based on what you think they want. Sometimes a hug is a better and more desired gift than an expensive present.
Chapter 33 – The 5 Steps that Let You Take in Love
Many people have a hard time taking in love and receiving it. They are able to give, but not receive. This can be caused by many reasons such as: not believing you’re loveable, trying to be humble by not receiving, or simply not knowing how to receive love.
These 5 steps were recommended to help you take in love:
1. Let yourself know the steps to receive love first.
2. Prepare to receive love and let yourself know it is good to receive.
3. When you are told “I Love You”, take a deep breath – stop – and repeat what they said.
4. Acknowledge the statement and feeling of being loved.
5. Accept that you are loved and loveable!
From the BACK COVER of “Reclaim Your Relationship” by Ronald & Patricia Potter-Efron (also the authors of “Letting Go of Anger”) :
Say—and mean—the three little words that will save your relationship
“I love you” is probably the most important sentence in the English language: it can enrich your marriage on a good day and heal the worst wounds in bad times. But for many couples, saying and meaning it has fallen not only out of their vocabulary but also out of their marriage. Now, Ron and Pat Potter-Efron, marriage therapists who have been happily married for thirty-seven years, combine their real-life and clinical experience to help you improve your relationship.
“Reclaim Your Relationship” presents forty-six engaging, hands-on exercises to help you say “I love you” with ease and confidence while reaping the benefits of loving and being loved. Addressing the three types of people who have difficulty expressing their love—people who can’t get the words out, people who can’t show their love, and people who can’t receive love—this interactive workbook shows you how to:
- Practice saying, showing, and accepting love
- Re-energize your relationship with your partner
- Address the special needs of the person in your life
- Love and express love even if you lacked demonstrative affection as a child
- Overcome the hurt of a bad relationship and reclaim your faith in real love
- Save a relationship that has drifted
Add depth, richness, wonder, and beauty to the most important relationship in your life with the help of “Reclaim Your Relationship.”
May you continue to have growing prosperity in your marriages!
P.S. If you’ve had a chance to read “Reclaim Your Relationship” (available on amazon), please feel free to share your comments – thanks!