Principles For Prosperity

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You’ve probably heard of the prosperity “gospel” that can be summed up to the idea of “name it and claim it” types of prayer, but that is a gross misinterpretation of the Word. It’s not that desires for material things are wrong, but if they supersede God first and family second then you need to rethink your aspirations. God wants us to succeed financially! If you think about the people that received abundant favor from God in the Bible, David, Solomon, Job, Abraham, etc., you can see that God blesses His children. You might wonder why some of His children are blessed and not others. It may be that their time to reap a harvest has not come yet or maybe they aren’t tithing like they should or possibly that they still have some sinful habits that are holding them back from being blessed. No matter where you are currently in your financial picture, if you follow these three verses, I can absolutely guarantee that you will have a prosperous life.

2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Sometimes people just pray a prayer and think that things are going to happen like magic. It’s not that simple nor should it be. We must play an active role since we are working to improve our OWN lives. Nothing in life comes without effort. That’s part of the fall of man: man’s curse was that he must toil and that by the sweat of his brow would he eat. If it applies to Adam then it will surely apply to all of us.

Proverbs 2:7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

There are two types of decisions we can make: good ones and bad ones. Good ones inherently have a blessing and bad ones have a curse. You cannot expect to live a prosperous life if you have addictions. They will chain you to the ground to where you are either stuck where you are right now or declining. You reap what you sow my friends.

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

The Lord is seldom early and sometimes late in our minds but his timing is perfect. Prosperity does not happen over night. There are many forces at play when you are doing all of the other right things that combine together for success. A conversation one day can lead to an opportunity a year later. The extra effort you put in now can lead to a promotion later. Patience is intertwined with faith. By having patience, we are allowing God to lead the way instead of seizing control ourselves and taking a different path.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Will Marler says:

    Great article, I would include Psalm 1:1-2, but more as cause and effect.

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    1. lptrey says:

      Thank you my friend! I’ll take a look at that!

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  2. Excellent and on point! This is indeed a simple yet totally biblical and practical approach to achieving true prosperity. The problem is that far too many Christians believe that prosperity refers to material things, especially finances. If we could only learn to focus more on the eternal than on the temporal we would realize that even in our wanting we are more than blessed. After all, true success and prosperity are measured by our commitment to Christain disciplines. Thanks for this timely and much needed encouragement.

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    1. lptrey says:

      Thank you Joe. I repeat that phrase all the time to myself. Don’t let the temporal exceed the eternal!!! God bless you and your family.

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  3. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    Th3 Platform!

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  4. I so appreciate your words! I especially like–Nor should it be. Always love your posts!

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    1. lptrey says:

      Thank you madam for your encouraging support! 😊

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  5. You’re absolutely right about God’s timing and our commitment to him. He rewards us for our obedience. I love how you said that a conversation today can lead to an opportunity a year later. Great message of hope!

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    1. lptrey says:

      Thank you ma’am! Welcome to Th3 Platform. I have seen the evidence of conversations like that becoming more important than you would ever imagine! Blessings. Be sure to check out the most popular tab!

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