Prosperity Principles - Daily Devotional
I often think to myself “God if you give me $100m I’ll give most of it back to the church.” And it hasn’t happened yet. And on the other hand I see so many other people living a not so Christian life making millions on millions of dollars and I wonder what’s working for them that isn’t working for me. Today I decided to look into the Bible to find some encouragement principles that we can follow before we acquire wealth that he promised to us.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. – Psalms 1:1-3 NLT
God is good and he is faithful. When we follow his word the promises that it says has to show up in our lives. When we avoid sinful people, not take their advice and instead meditate on the promises of the Word of God, then as we use godly wisdom we will have good success.
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. – Psalms 37:7-9
A lot of what we see may tempt us to be envious about what other people have or are doing with their lives. This is one of the big problems with social media. Everyone shares their wins but never the process they took to get their. Most of the time when we look closer we may find that people have done some shady or even illegal things to acquire the things they have. For this reason do not be envious of them and do not compare yourself to them. Run your own race according to what God has called your to do.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. – Joshua 1:7-8
God has called us to be strong and courageous in all that we do. As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, we are to boldly obey regardless of how it looks in the natural. Most of the time it will look like there is no clear path to take. This is why it requires faith. But as we meditate on the Word of God faith is built and as we obey it, we will become successful.
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works. – James 2:26
Whatever business idea or plan that you have, faith without works is dead. If you get a vision or idea for a great business you will have to work hard to see it manifest. I’m not talking about working 24/7 and allowing it to consume your life. But you will have to put in the effort.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. – Proverbs 16:9
God is so faithful. As we even plan our lives and business He will direct our paths so that we end up exactly where he wants us to be.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33
Remember that above all else we are to seek Gods kingdom first. God won’t give us a business idea that will cause us not to be able to go to attend church or consume our lives so much that we can’t devote time to reading and studying his word. We need to remember to be disciplined with our time so that we can make time to fellowship with him first.
“I will send my terror ahead of you and create panic among all the people whose lands you invade. I will make all your enemies turn and run. I will send terror ahead of you to drive out the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites. But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals would multiply and threaten you. I will drive them out a little at a time until your population has increased enough to take possession of the land. – Exodus 23:27-30
Since we live in a microwave society we expect everything to manifest in our lives right away. I would say that God will allow you to wait until the right time before he releases you to that next level. And most of the time it is for your best. At every level there are new challenges that you need to be prepared to fight. And God won’t allow you to go into something that has the potential to harm you. He would rather allow you to mature little by little until you are fully able to possess what he has planned for you.