Spiritual Prosperity – Walking Out God’s Good Plan For Your Life!
Are You Following God One Step at a Time?
walking out God’s plan for your life.
In order to do this you need to allow the Lord
to direct your path one step at a time.
If I had known many years ago
what I was going to be doing today,
I would have said, “No way, God. That is impossible.”
But keep in mind, the Lord does not show us the whole picture of our life all at once, because we would quit before we got started. Instead, God leads us one step at a time.
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”
— Proverbs 3:6
Following God One Step at a Time
Have you wondered why you are not further along in the plan for your life?
Let me ask you a question: Are you following God one step at a time?
Consider how excited parents are when their children take their first steps. They start out by taking one step and falling down. The parents then pick them up and put them back on their feet; encouraging them to take another step.
Inspired by the words of encouragement, the children try again and take two or three steps this time, before falling down. The parents continue to repeatedly pick them up, encourage, and help them try again until they finally conquer the task of walking.
The fact is: An infant would never learn to walk if he did not start by taking that first step. And just as infants learn to walk by taking one step at a time, so it is with the plan of our life. God leads us one step at a time.
Maybe you have taken the first step in your plan and fallen down. You may still be lying on the ground, having decided to never take another step. However, keep in mind that just as a parent encourages their children to get up and try again, so the Heavenly Father is encouraging you to get up and take another step!
The Steps of a Good Man Are Ordered by the Lord
If you will delight in the Lord, He will order your steps; and they will be steps of success and not failure.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delights in his way.”
— Psalm 37:23
Keep in mind, when opportunity knocks, you must answer! And you must walk through that door with confidence, knowing you can do it with the help of the Lord.
Of course there will be various disappointments and difficult circumstances along the way. We all face them and that is to be expected. Just remember there is help and you are not facing anything alone.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
— Philippians 4:13
Allow this verse to help you have confidence in your ability, knowing you are not doing anything alone, but that it is Christ who strengthens you.
I think you get the point: You can make it through every circumstance of your life – regardless of what it is – if you will simply place your hand in God’s hand. He will direct your path and lead you to victory and spiritual prosperity; one step at a time.
May you walk out God’s good plan one step at a time and experience His growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
Help Me! How on Earth Do I Know What God’s Purpose and Will is for My Life?
Knowing God’s Will and God’s Purpose for Your Life
“What is God’s plan and purpose for my life?”
We sooner or later reach a time in life when we find our self questioning why we are here. We come to a point of knowing, deep inside, that there must be something more God would have for us to do with our lives.
Well, how can you know the will of God and what you should do with your life? Good question. And it all starts with the Word of God, since God’s Word is God’s will.
Knowing God’s General Will
The Bible teaches us how to live our lives. It is filled with instructions and directions and it reveals God’s general will for all of us. So, first and foremost, we need to get into God’s Word so that we can know what He wants from us. His Word is very powerful and will guide us.
Here are just a couple examples:
“Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” — Romans 12:1-2
“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
God’s will for man is not a hidden mystery. Anyone can open the Book and quickly see many things that God wants them to do (and not do). The chief aim and purpose of our lives should be to live according to His revealed will.
Knowing God’s Specific Will
Now you might be asking, “How do I know God’s specific plan for my life?” People often want God to tell them specifically what to do; like where to live, where to work, where to go to school, who to marry, etcetera.
Well, God can show us in many different ways. A loud, audible voice from heaven is not required, but listening to that still, small voice is. God has given us the Holy Spirit for guidance. The Spirit of truth is here to guide us into all truth. (John 16:13)
God can also direct us, through the events happening around us. And if we are already living daily according to God’s revealed will, decisions will be much clearer and easier to make. There is a peace that comes when we are pleasing God with our lives.
To get answers, we also need to pray and ask for God’s help and direction. When deciding between two options, the one that brings a greater peace is usually God’s will. Emotions sometimes create a false peace, but true peace will remain even after emotions fall.
Keep in mind: God allows us to make choices, but He is ultimately in control. We should trust Him always in faith that He will accomplish His will in our lives.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” — Proverbs 3:5-6
Plus, questions we should be asking are, “Am I doing this for me or for God? Is this what I want or what God wants?” The key is to desire to make choices that agree with God’s will. If a decision does not go against the Word of God, then we can follow our heart.
“It was the Lord who put it into my mind… I could feel His hand upon me… There is no question the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because He comforted me with rays of marvelous illumination from the Holy Scriptures… No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Savior if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.”
— Christopher Columbus (from his diary, in reference to his discovery of ‘the New World’)
Created with a Purpose
God does have great plans for your life! You were created by God, in His image, for a purpose. (Jeremiah 29:11) We have all been given unique gifts and talents. And just like our physical body is made up of many different parts, all unique, and all important to having a fully functioning body; so it is with the body of Christ.
Your gifts and talents have been given to you so you can be a blessing to the kingdom of God and make a positive contribution in life. So step out and act on the revealed knowledge you have already been given and use the talents you already have.
Then trust God to reveal more to you after you are faithful first in the little. Be confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion. (Philippians 1:6) God’s purpose for all is that He is glorified and the gospel and kingdom of God be advanced.
In Conclusion: The wise king Solomon tells us the conclusion of the whole matter and duty of man is to fear God and keep His commandments. (Ecclesiastes 12:13) He also encourages us to enjoy life and be happy with our work. Keep the Word of God your foundation and watch His great plan revealed before your very eyes. God is for you and He will help you.
May you seek first the kingdom of God and live a life full of growing prosperity!
God bless you,
Abundance – God Says Your Cup Runs Over! What Do You Say?
Put Your Trust In God and Speak His Truth Over Your Life!
This post is inspired by a recent sermon my pastor gave on the importance of having our words, and what we speak and say about ourselves and our lives . . . to have it match up with what the Word of God says. God keeps His Word. When we speak His Word we can trust that it will not return void!
Abundance is clearly made available for those who put their trust in God. Have you put your trust in God, but still find yourself confused and asking for the directions to abundance?
Let me get right to the point: Having what God says you have, requires SAYING what God says you have!
Are you with me still?
Consider Psalm 23, which is a well know chapter from the Bible. Often used at funerals, but is actually very powerful for daily living. It reminds us of the amazing provision of God. When God is our shepherd there is No want.
Keep in mind, as with all relationships, there is action required by both parties. God leads us to still waters. However, it is up to us to drink. The Lord is the master at restoring our soul, which is our mind. And He does just that when we put our trust in Him. When the storms of life come our way we do not fear, because He is with us. Why is He with us comforting us? Because, we do our part and put our trust in Him.
God says your cup abundantly runs over. What do you say?
If God’s Word says your cup runs over, then that should be the same thing you are thinking and speaking. We too often have an empty cup mentality. But remember, as a man thinks in his heart so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)
God continues to do His part, and you need to continue to do your part. Keep your thoughts and words lined up with His Word. He prepares a table for you, but it is up to you to eat!
There is a section in Psalm 36 that talks about how the children of God are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of His house. He gives them drink from the rivers of His pleasures. That with Him is the fountain of life.
God wants you to have overflow in your life so that you can be blessed to be a blessing. If you only have enough to meet your needs, or not even that, then you aren’t able to help others.
One of the names of God is El-Shaddai. This means the God of more than enough, the all sufficient one. God can turn your ‘not enough’ into ‘more than enough’.
So the question is: Who is your trust in? Make sure it is in the living, one, true God. Put your faith in Him and use your faith to see your abundance in the spirit until it is manifested in the natural. Say what God says and let your cup run over for a life of supernatural abundance.
A prayer for you today before you go:
“Lord God, I thank you, that you are able to turn my not enough into more than enough. You are my Shepherd and I shall not want or be in need in any area because you are overflowing my life with supernatural blessings like I have never experienced before. I receive Your anointing, Your help, upon my life, my family, business and career. I thank you that my life is overflowing so that I may be a blessing to others and glorify You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
May you experience God’s abundant overflow and growing prosperity in your life!
God bless you,
Want 5 Keys to Turn Your Trial to Prosperity?
Make it Through the Storms of Life with 5 Positive Keys
We all face challenges in life. Different trials come at different times for each of us. That is simply part of life. However, when these trials of life come, they are often so overwhelming that it can be hard to see a prosperous future in the midst of the storm.
Financial trials in the form of job loss and huge debt are all too common. Illness and life threatening health issues are a struggle for many. Marriage, relationships and families are falling apart. Tragic accidents and people dealing with crisis in their lives are reported on the news daily.
If you are facing some type of challenge in your life right now, these five keys of trust in God will help take you through the trial.
T – TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. In the midst of a storm it is enough just to get through today. So do just that. Live one day at a time and put your focus and energy on what you can do today. Today’s challenges need to be dealt with today. Matthew 6:34 teaches us not to borrow trouble from tomorrow. God’s grace is sufficient to help us overcome whatever trial may occur in our lives today and tomorrow.
R – REMEMBER ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD. People fail many times on the path to a prosperous life. Current trials may be from personal poor choices or from a storm that is just blowing through life. However, God did not create you to fail but to prosper. We are assured in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for good to and for those who love God. Trust Him even in the midst of the storm. He has a good plan and purpose for your life.
U – UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU WORRY! Worry is destructive and will not help your situation. In Matthew chapter six alone, Jesus commands us many times not to worry, but to again trust God. Think of times in the past that God has supplied and helped you overcome a difficult time. Let that encourage you. Know that God is big enough to again provide help for your needs of today.
S – START EVERYDAY WITH PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING. We already read that worry is out and trust in God is in. So how can we take steps to do that? In Philippians 4:6 we are told not to be anxious about anything. But that in everything we are to let our requests be made known to God by specific prayer requests with thanksgiving. Prayer and thanksgiving to God puts our trust in Him. In verse seven it goes on to say that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will then guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
T – THE LORD WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU. It is not uncommon to wonder if God is really going to come through or if He has left the scene. But in Hebrews 13:5 God promises not to fail or leave us. Then in verse six we are told to confidently and boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”.
Every person alive on this earth is going to continue to go through trials. That’s just life. These storms God allows in our lives are temporary. So take comfort in knowing that no matter what you may be going through, God’s got your best interest in mind. Take His promise to heart. He makes all things work together for your good if you love Him. God wants to fulfill His purpose for you and your trust in Him will take you through the trial and into prosperous times.
Enjoy growing prosperity as you put your trust in God!
P.S. Have you had a time when God helped you through a storm? He is currently helping me as I deal with the challenges of a teenage daughter! If God would have left me during this trial, I know I would not still be standing…but I am still here! :0) Feel free to share and leave a comment below…