BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING!
We must be so careful not to get so caught up in the materialism of this world. We must remember to always seek God first and His kingdom and then everything else will be added unto us.
Many people think that they need certain material things to be happy.. so begins the endless pursuit of bigger houses and more cars and many luxury items... but, no matter the purchases, it seems one thing that money always fails to buy is Joy... Happiness..or the ability to realize any true peace.
Real happiness and pure joy come from knowing Jesus and having a true relationship with our Heavenly Father. We will continually try to fill the void endlessly and unsuccessfully until We have personally hailed an invitation to and have called on the name of Jesus and have let Him fill our hearts and fill our void's.
The enemy loves keeping us distracted with the things of this world...He loves distracting us with the desire to have it all, and all the temptations of our selfish wants; because anything that comes before God will keep us on a detour from a sinless life and a life of blessings and sincere Joy.
We must be very diligent and stay on guard.
Many times I believe this is the reason God has us wait for our prosperity. I believe we need to grow up in Him and be mature enough to handle wealth and prosperity. We must give to God what is His, after all He owns everything, He made everything.. but He wants to trust us...that we may have a complete knowledge and understanding of His Word concerning this matter. God wants our Hearts in complete surrender to him ..He wants to be our everything!
Do we know for certain what it means to give? It is the law of reciprocity..give and it shall be given unto you. We cannot out give God. In fact, the Bible even says in Malachi to to try it and see if God will not bless you for being a blessing and for being obedient to His Word.
Do not be tricked by the temptation of wealth..God blesses us to be a blessing, when our mindset is on helping others and knowing the reasons for our blessings, God will pour prosperity into your life ... True prosperity comes wrapped up in enormous Grace... It comes disguised in parcels of Joy and bundles of God's peace that will surpass understanding. We simply cannot out give God!
Trust Him with everything including your prosperity..including your wealth..we were born to be a blessing.
Give God shouts of praise and thanksgiving for every blessing you have today! God loves a cheerful giver and a grateful heart... God wants to use you. How have you let God use you? What God wants to do in your life is only limited by your willingness to surrender to Him. How do I know that? Because the biggest obstacle in my life has been me and my own limited thinking...
We were born for times such as this!
be blessed today!!
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
He said, "I came naked from my mother's womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!"
"For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"