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…
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!
How to Enjoy Your Prosperous Life – Top 7 No Guilt Tips!
Enjoy the Prosperous Life God has Blessed You With!
People may want to curse you and try to guilt trip you with some sort of anti-prosperity message they created . . .
But remember, God has given you the right to enjoy His blessings and have prosperity in your life.
Here are 7 tips to help you enjoy the prosperity you have been blessed to achieve:
1) REMEMBER GOD
The power to get wealth comes from God so that we can do our part to establish His covenant. Continue to remember Him and continue to do your part. When you favor God’s righteous cause, He says He has pleasure in your prosperity. (Psalm 35:27)
2) DO NOT BE A FOOL
Fools get destroyed by prosperity. (Proverbs 1:32) Be wise and manage your abundance following the plan of God.
3) KNOW PROSPERITY IS A BLESSING
“The blessing of the Lord, it makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” — Proverbs 10:22.
Believe God wants to and can prosper you. He won’t give you poverty if you ask for prosperity. (Matthew 7:9) We are told that every good and perfect gift comes from above.
4) REALIZE POVERTY IS A CURSE
If the enemy can get you absorbed on your own struggles, then you won’t be in a position to help those in need around you. The enemy comes to steal, but Jesus came that you might have life more abundantly. (John 10:10)
5) UNDERSTAND PROSPERITY IS THE PLAN OF GOD
God said His plan is to prosper you and not harm you. (Jeremiah 29:11) The will of God is that all His children have prosperity. God wishes above all things that you prosper. He wants you to prosper spiritually first, but then physically and financially also.
6) NEVER LOVE MONEY
The love of money is the root of all evil. (1 Tim. 6:10) So don’t love it! Your heart is wrong if you lust and greed after riches just to store it up for yourself. Money is only a tool. Choose to use it for good. Be generous. Generous people prosper.
7) KEEP YOUR HEART RIGHT
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Matthew 6:21.
You can keep your heart in the right place by putting your financial prosperity in the right place. God gives you much so you can give away much. (2 Cor. 9:11) You are blessed to be a blessing!
The Lord wants you to experience an abundance of life without sorrow. Where God is, there is no poverty and lack. His plan is for you to prosper, but like every other area, it requires faith for you to receive it. When you receive it from God you will also have peace to enjoy it. So enjoy your prosperous life.
May you continue to experience growing prosperity!
God bless –
The Secret of the LORD – Discover the Key to the Treasures of Life!
Do You Fear the LORD?
Secrets are something we all have and not all secrets are bad. We share our secrets with those who are in close relationship with us and who we can trust. God has some secrets He would like to share with those who are in an intimate relationship with Him.
How do we enter into an intimate relationship with God?
Fear of God is the starting point to having an intimate relationship with Him.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
People tend to love a distorted image of Jesus that they create with their own imagination and understanding.
Don’t be fooled, a lack of holy fear separates us from intimacy with God.
How do you obtain this necessary fear of the Lord? (Proverbs 2:1-5)
1) Receive the Word of God. “My son, if you will receive my words, …”
2) Hide His Commandments in You. “… And hide my commandments with you; …”
3) Incline Your Ear to Wisdom. “… So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, …”
4) Apply Your Heart to Understanding. “… and apply your heart to understanding; …”
5) Cry Out For Knowledge & Discernment. “… Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; …”
6) Seek it and Search as You Would for Hidden Treasures. “… If you seek her as silver, and search for her as hidden treasures; then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.”
The fear of the LORD is the key to Unlock His Treasures.
Fear of the Lord is the key that unlocks His treasures in our lives.
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.” — Isaiah 33:6
God desires that we draw near to Him, but this is impossible without a holy fear. It is not about being scared of God. The person who fears God has nothing to hide because he knows his life is an open book before God. He puts God’s desires before the desires of himself and others.
How does God know if we fear Him?
We obey Him. Evidence of a holy fear is obedience to God’s commandments.
The Secret of the LORD is with Those Who Fear Him
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14
A holy fear of the Lord produces unconditional obedience in our hearts and lives. The Lord is drawn to those who fear Him and He works in them both to will and to do His good pleasure. Those that fear the Lord enjoy his secret and treasures.
May you draw near to God as He draws near to you and experience a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you,
P.S. Inspiration to write this article came from two highly recommended resources: The Bible and John Bevere’s book Drawing Near, A Life of Intimacy with God