Growing Prosperity: Can Giving Be The Secret to Abundant and Joyful Living?
Discover the Giving Secret
The secret in the growing prosperity equation is giving.
Giving maintains a generous heart.
A generous heart is the heart of God;
and those with a generous spirit are blessed with
an abundance of peace and joy.
“God loves a cheerful giver.”
— 2 Corinthians 9:7
Generosity, as a way of life, should be a given for Christian believers. Why? Because having freely received we should have a heart to freely give. (Matthew 10:8) Generous giving should not be a religious duty, but a joyful response to God’s saving grace.
“He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
— Romans 8:32
We should have an attitude of joy when giving, knowing the gracious gift the Lord has given us.
Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. (Deuteronomy 15:10)
Giving Is The Cure For Greed
Greed hardens the heart and takes one’s eyes off the Lord and puts it on money and possessions. This ultimately leads to unhappiness and self-destruction.
Giving allows a person to choose where they want their heart to be. Your heart follows your money. Why not let your heart be involved in godly and good things?
“Where your treasure is, their will your heart be also.”
— Luke 12:34
We are warned by Paul, in 1 Timothy 6:17-19, not to be arrogant and put hope in wealth, which is uncertain, but to put our hope in God. It is God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. We are told do good and be generous and willing to share. This will not only lay up treasures in heaven, but let us take hold of the life that is truly life.
Give Abundantly – Reap Abundantly
Giving and receiving go hand-in-hand. Giving opens the door to receiving. When we give generously and abundantly we reap abundantly.
- Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)
- Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. (Luke 6:38)
- There is one who scatters, yet increases more…The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. (Proverbs 11: 24-25)
- He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. (Proverbs 19:17)
When we give, we reap the joy of sharing! Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
Blessed To Be A Blessing
When God prospers and blesses us, it is so that we can in turn be a blessing and give to others.
“I will bless you… and you will be a blessing.”
— Genesis 12:2
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and so that your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)
God not only allows us to enjoy our blessings, but He wants us to enjoy them. But remember, the main reason God blesses us is so that we may be a blessing to others. You will be amazed how much God will bless you if you are simply willing to be a channel of blessings for others.
Bottom line: Give. Give a little or give a lot as you are able. Give wisely and with a cheerful heart. Let the secret of giving bless you with an abundance of peace and joy in your life.
May God continue to bless you as you continue to be a blessing to others and abound in growing prosperity!
Be Blessed to Be a Blessing –
Live to Give – Do You Understand this Secret for Abundant Living and Growing Prosperity?
The Art of Giving is a Secret for Abundant Living!
One of the main ‘secrets’ of abundant living is:
The art of giving.
Don’t let a spirit of fear prevent you…
from giving and keep you in lack.
But if I Give I’ll Have Less
Unfortunately, a common belief many people have is that giving a portion of what they have will result in having less. Bear in mind, this belief causes many folks to live in fear of giving, and a lack of giving in turn prevents the flow of abundance in a person’s life.
Okay, okay. I hear you saying, “But, wait a minute. If I have 20 dollars and I give away 10, now I only have 10.”
Yes, this is true. In the natural 20 minus 10 equals 10, so in the short-term we may seem to have less. This is the same as a farmer who after planting his seed may seem to have less.
But bear with me a little longer; because, giving is a spiritual principle and it has the ability to change our spiritual and natural situation. When we give we are like the farmer who plants and tends his seed; then after some time receives his harvest.
“Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you give it shall be measured back to you.”
— Luke 6:38
The More You Give, The More You Have
The paradox of life is that the more you give, the more you have. We see this explained in the previously quoted verse. This verse gives an image of super-abundance. We can open a floodgate of blessings into our lives by giving to others freely.
The thing is, when we give money, forgiveness, love, etc., it opens spiritual channels that set in motion a movement of abundance that circulates around and comes back to us in profound and indirect ways.
Giving is like planting seeds. We have to actually plant the seeds if we expect to receive a harvest. And if we plant a small amount, we receive a small harvest; plant a large amount and we receive a large harvest.
Give Abundantly and Live Abundantly
We can give abundantly and live abundantly. Remember also, that you are rich in the respect that you have a spirit that is inexhaustible. So let no mean attitude or selfish thought keep you from sharing this spirit. Be a generous giver at heart and in all you do.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
— Winston Churchill
Mark my words: Life will take on a whole new meaning for you as you live to give. Give and keep giving. Give from the heart; of your time, money, comfort, and resources. Then don’t be surprised as you begin to live abundantly.
May you live to give and learn this secret for abundant living and growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Vision – Why Let a Lack of it Prevent You from Living the Abundant Life of Your Dreams?
How to Catch the Vision and Run with it into Your Dream Life!
It takes vision if you want to move from…
your present standard of living to –
living your abundant dream life.
A continual focus on…
past problems and defeats,
will only result in fearful paralysis;
and that takes you nowhere.
Where’s Your Focus?
As of today, choose to stop looking at all the things that can go wrong, and instead turn your eyes toward your strengths and assets. Put your focus on what must go right to reach your goals and dreams. Wake up in the morning and go to bed at night, thinking only of ways to do the things you want to do. Do not allow yourself to waste time thinking of all the reasons why you cannot do something.
Kick-start your vision and think repeatedly of the many achievements you are going to accomplish in the future; which will be greater than anything you have ever done in the past. Once you get your focus in the right direction, you’ll find yourself forced to draw upon resources that you previously didn’t even realize you had.
Will You Take the Risk?
Clearly, change is going to involve some risk-taking on your part. But believe me, once you dare to act on your vision and reach toward your dreams, it won’t be long before you start winning in a big way.
Doing things you’ve never done before may prove to be frightening at first. Just keep in mind: Anyone who achieves anything of greatness in their life first takes some kind of risk. Others may not be able to catch the same vision that you have and you’ll find it takes a measure of risk to follow your vision through to your dreams.
Vision of a Dream Life
What is your dream? What vision or picture of a great thing or accomplishment floats to the surface of your consciousness from time to time?
Begin to make your dream a reality by writing it down with as much detail as possible. Write it in the present tense and see yourself as already living it.
“Write the vision, and make it plain, that he may run that reads it.”
— Habakkuk 2:2
Remember, it makes no difference whether your dream is to start a new business, buy a house, get married, graduate with honors, get a new position at work, or any other goal be it big or small. Whatever it may be, you must step out and boldly go after it.
Sure, there will be times along the way that you miss the mark, but that does not make you a failure. Sometimes plans don’t work out as anticipated, but you still have the capacity to bounce back and try again.
What’s stopping you from walking out your vision into your dream life? Continually remind yourself that you have tremendous reservoirs of potential within you and with God’s help you are capable of doing anything you set your mind to do. All you have to do is decide to do it and know you can. Do not doubt whether or not you can. Simply get it settled that you can and make up your mind this very moment to run with your vision into your dream life.
May you dare to run with your vision and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you always –
Abundant Living – Prosperity Destroys Fools! So Why Don’t You Wise Up and Prosper?
How to Use Your Confession to Prosper and Manifest the Abundance of God
Yes, I know, prosperity occasionally falls in the laps of
some individuals; for example, they may get an unexpected
inheritance or win the lottery.
However, we all know that IF these individuals are fools,
the prosperity will destroy them.
Prosperity Destroys Fools
“The prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoever hearkens unto Me shall dwell safely.”
— Proverbs 1:32-33
Some argue against being prosperous, and their reason is that ‘prosperity will destroy you.’ But the Bible says it will destroy a fool. So don’t be a fool.
How do we keep from being fools? Joshua 1:8 tells us that if we follow God’s method and confess the Word of God, then we will make our way prosperous, and deal wisely in all the affairs of life and have good success.
Wise Up and Prosper
Prosperity is a blessing, if it is acquired God’s way. A powerful way of keeping in line with God’s methods and activating His Word is through confessing it.
Now, sometimes people hear this and get crazy ideas about what this means. But all confessing really means is, speaking the Word of God out loud so you can hear yourself saying it. In order for us to succeed we must confess it out loud. This allows us to hear our own voices and that brings faith, because faith comes by hearing.
As we confess and affirm the Word of God, what we are doing is setting goals, and planting seeds in our heart. How can we expect to get something or somewhere if we don’t know what we want or where we are going? We establish God’s goals with His principles when we confess the Word of God. This in turn puts us on track to manifesting the abundance of God in our lives as the planted seeds soon become growing prosperity.
Positive Confessions for Abundant Living
Confessing what the Word of God says about you will change your life. Even the most negative people have gotten results after only putting this into practice for a few short months.
Keep in mind, when you first start speaking some of the things God says about you, you may feel like it’s the biggest lie that ever came out of your mouth. But the Word of God reflects the way He sees us, and confessing it helps us see and think about ourselves the same way God does.
Find a truth in God’s Word that pertains to your situation and make it into a confession. For example:
‘My God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus and whatever I do prospers, for I am like a tree planted by the rivers of living water.’
(Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 54:17, Psalm 1:3)
It’s hard to imagine the impact this has on a person until they’ve confessed it every day for at least a month. Confessing the truth of the Word is calling things that are not as though they were and calling them into manifestation. Allow the will of God concerning you to manifest in your life.
So go ahead; put this to the test right away. God’s Word is living and powerful and when confessed will change you. The wisdom of God will empower you to handle all the affairs of life wisely so you can manifest and enjoy abundant living.
May you wise up to God’s ways and live a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Abundant Living – Do You Want Prosperity or the Empowerment to Prosper?
The Blessing of the Lord it Maketh Rich!
Many people are convinced that the prosperity of God translates to money and stuff raining down out of heaven.
However that is not the prosperity of God, but actually prosperity from God.
What’s the difference between prosperity and the empowerment to prosper?
Making the Choice that Results in Abundant Living!
In Proverbs 10:22, it says, “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich.” Notice it does not say the blessings make you rich; it is the blessing of God that is the key here.
What this means is that you want the empowerment to prosper and not just the prosperity itself. You don’t just want the fish; you want to learn how to fish.
When Abraham prospered, it wasn’t because God dropped down a camel or a son out of the sky. No, he was blessed because God empowered him to prosper. For example, he and his wife were given the ability to parent a child at an old age.
And the good news is that God has given you the ability to gain wealth and prosper.
Getting Empowered to Prosper
Power comes when believers put the principles of God’s Word to work in their life. It is your faith that will manifest results. Wisdom is also needed for you to understand and apply the Word of God in order to receive prosperity. Wisdom will help you realize the power available to you through your faith.
In order to experience prosperity, we must apply God’s principles by faith.
God is the one that does the multiplying and gives us the desires and ideas. He is the divine instructor that tells us what to do. And when we over, and over, apply the principles of the Word concerning prosperity, and make them part of our daily life, that’s when we start getting results.
Remember, prosperity doesn’t just drop in our lap. Re-enforcing the Word through daily meditation on prosperity principles should become a lifestyle. If we want to be a prosperous person tomorrow, we have to apply God’s principles of sowing and reaping in the difficult times of lack today.
Start with the faith you now have and then gain knowledge and wisdom concerning what the Word really says about finances. Act on that knowledge and mix your faith with it and you’ll soon start getting desirable results.
Make the following your regular confession:
“Today, I live in the blessing of God and I am empowered to prosper in every way!”
Keep in touch with God so you can be empowered to live an abundant life. Put yourself in position for God to empower you to prosper in everything you set your hands to do.
Then, when the economy takes a downturn or the storms of life blow through, you can say, “So What!” because you’ll know you are empowered to prosper. You can know God will take care of you, and will honor His Word by prospering the work of your hands.
Believe it or not: God wants you blessed and empowered to prosper. He’s looking for ways to bless you. He wants to help you out in life and give you good success. Go ahead and believe it, because that is a key factor in what it takes to get it.
May you live empowered to prosper and experience an abundant life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
God bless you,
Prosperous Living – Does God Want You to Prosper and Live in Abundance?
Prosperous Living is Within Reach!
If your life is in chaos and a big mess of bills and debt; it probably feels like God does not want you to prosper.
Do not be discouraged: God wants you to be blessed and live in abundance!
Once we grasp the fact that God wants us to prosper, we can begin to turn things around.
God Wants You to Be Prosperous
It is important to know that God wants His children to be blessed. Look at the following message He gave us and you’ll see what I mean.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”
— 3 John 2
Think about it: Just like a good father wants to provide for his natural children, our heavenly Father wants to prosper us. He wants us to always have what we need, and yet also be blessed to be a blessing to others.
Get Your Mind Prospering
This was like an undiscovered diamond to me for sure: The amount of prosperity we manifest and enjoy is directly related to how much of the Word of God we have put in our heart (spirit). This starts with filling our mind (soul) with these truths and then as we think and speak them they get planted in our heart.
What’s the explanation for this? The more of these truths we have in our heart, the stronger our beliefs and the greater our faith will be.
And here is where it gets really interesting: The greater our faith, the more we will be able to look to God as the source of our prosperity and tap into His supply.
As a result, we will trust that He will not withhold any good thing from us. He is just waiting for us to get in a position to receive so He can bless us. And it just continues to get better… because when we get blessed, we in turn can be a blessing to others!
No doubt about it: The abundance of God is a never ending supply. God’s greatest desire for His people is that we walk in the fullness of His prosperity. In order for us to prosper we must first be sure our soul is prospering. Soon we will experience the abundance of God and prosperous living.
May your soul prosper and your life be full of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts or comments…
Growing Prosperity – How to Reach Out and Grab Your Share of Super Abundance!
Tap Into the Abundance Plan
If your current situation is full of lack, that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
You can choose to step out of your plans that led you to lack…
and step into new found plans that lead to growing prosperity.
Choose the Abundant Life
Even if at this very moment, you are at your lowest point in life, you can choose to overcome.
The Creator of the universe created a plan for you to be a success in life. When you call out to God for help, His power is made available to help you overcome any problem that has kept you bound and it can move you to an abundant place.
“I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.”
– Psalm 118:5
The same God that created the universe is more than able to meet all your needs.
He is able to give you the wisdom and strength to get a good job or build a successful business. He can move you from living paycheck to paycheck, with piles of debt, and into abundance.
Step out of the stress and frustration and let God pull you to a higher level.
Tap Into the Abundance Plan
Once you choose abundance and accept that it is God’s will for your life, then you need to understand His plan so that it can manifest in your life.
How do you do this? By spending time in the Word of God and in prayer; He will reveal His plans.
As your understanding increases, adjust your life and make changes as needed. Move forward in faith, not fear.
Consider God revealing His plans to Moses; plans to take the children of Israel out of bondage and into a super abundant land. When the 12 spies came back to report on the Promised Land, 10 came back with an unbelieving, bad report which caused the people to fear and believe the words of men instead of the Word of God.
Two came back with a good report; Joshua and Caleb. They understood there was serious wealth in the Promised Land that was laid up for those that God delights in. And God delights in those who live by faith. His plan is to reward them.
“He brought me forth also into a large place: He delivered me, because He delighted in me.”
– 2 Samuel 22:20
Today we face a similar challenge as we spy out the plan of blessing God has provided for us.
How long will it take before we decide to believe God’s promise of abundance? Regardless of what bad report we may hear, we must choose the plan of God.
- God is ready to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)
- He provided a way for you to have wealth and riches in your house. (Psalm 112:3)
- He did this so that you can be blessed to be a blessing and His covenant can be established on the earth. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
Go ahead; allow God to open the windows of heaven above you as you walk in His plan. Do not give up and do not let fear take you off course. Delight in his Word and grab your share of super abundance.
May your obedience to the Word of God fill your life with growing prosperity!
Abundant Living – 7 Success Tips to Guide Your Journey of Life and Journey to Heaven!
Soar In The High Places of God
An abundant eternal life is also a choice.
God has prepared a great plan of prosperity for us and now it is up to us to reach out and receive by faith.
As a Christian; life is not a ‘try it out and see what happens’.
It takes faith to become a Christian and faith to live the Christian journey of life.
7 Guiding Success Tips for Abundant Living:
1.) Allow the Spirit of God to Reveal – Let the Spirit of God help you know what has been freely given to us. God reveals to us by His Spirit; the things He prepared for those who love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 12)
2.) Live a Life of Excellence – Be determined to live a life of excellence and go all the way up the mountain! Don’t live a mediocre life and be content to only go half-way.
3.) Get in The Word – It is the Word of God that gets on us and in us that creates success. Get in the Word and do what it says and your journey will become prosperous and you will have good success in life. (Joshua 1:8)
4.) Catch the Vision – Be a person of vision and dare to do things others aren’t willing to try. Have an eye of an eagle to see a far off. Living by faith requires using our spiritual vision to see what has not yet manifested in the natural. Wait on God to get your vision. (Habakkuk 2:1-2)
5.) Understand Your True Identity – Know who you are, the authority you have, and the promises made available to you because you are in Christ. There are over 130 “In Him” and “In Christ” verses in the Bible that help you with this. Dig them out and discover what you have been missing!
6.) Live in Victory – Have wings to soar like an eagle above the storms that come. Overcome the accuser by the testimony of the blood of Jesus in your life. Submit yourself to God and resist the devil to make him flee from you. (Revelation 12:11, James 4:7)
7.) Pray Always – Be a person of prayer. Build yourself up spiritually before you do anything. And in everything we do it should be by prayer. (Philippians 4:6)
Why not choose to live in the high places of God? God wants His children to have the very best.
Your journey on earth and your journey to heaven can be thrilling! Do not settle for anything less than the very best.
And don’t be fooled; wishing and hoping does NOT result in blessings.
Bottom line: God’s dealings with people are always based on covenant. Discover what belongs to you and claim your inheritance by opening The Book, praying, and listening to God. God will let you know what to do. Just call on Him and act on His Word by faith and enjoy abundant living.
May your journey of life be filled with growing prosperity!