Sometimes people tell me, “I know I’m supposed to believe, but I see this person that doesn’t go to church, and they have all this money. I see that person who doesn’t believe in God, and they have a big house and several cars.” The scripture in Psalm 37, verse 1 through verse 2, says, “Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.” ~NLT
We may see one version of another’s life, but it is God’s will for ours that we need to stay focused on. First of all, we never know what others are going through. Second, we should never envy others in their blessings. We should know and understand that when God created us, He created us with our purpose, plan and prosperity. All these gifts are ready for us when we were ready to receive them.
The scripture continues in verses 3 and 4 where it says, “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” ~NLT
Simply put, we must stay in meditation of God’s Word for our direction, as this will keep our focus on target. This will also help us stay within the fruits of the spirit, (Galatians 5:22-23), walking in godly ways. And when we feel good about working and moving in Jesus’ name, we begin to realize how much God loves us, and knows us as His children. At this point there is nothing we can think of in desire, that God has not already prepared for us. Prosperity more than we could ever imagine.
The bible continues in Psalm verses 5 and 6 saying that we should commit “…everything…” we do to the Lord and trust Him with the outcome of it all. In that commitment, those around us will see Him and His works in us. Why? Because the non-believers and the believers with weak faith will see God’s existence in us! And this just might give them what they need to become aware of God’s purpose in their own lives for the cause of Christ!
Verse 7 says, “Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him…” ~ NLT
Tony Evans says, “Our focus should be on God…We are to wait expectantly for him. Notice that we are not to merely wait but to wait with expectation.” We should not only pray but pray with ‘expectation’. We should not only work in the name of Jesus but work with ‘expectation’. We should not only wait patiently as we endure our trials, but we should wait with ‘expectation’ as we endure through our trials.
Our God is an awesome God and His love for us is powerful and complete! It contains all we need and has our desires, (those desires in the name of His Son), covered. If we feel we have not come into the blessings we have been promised by the Father, look within to see if we have followed past directions from Him. Look within to see if we have stepped into our callings. Look within and recognize the ‘LOVE’ that is only from God that can overtake any adversity in our lives. Once this is recognized, our unique blessings will rain down and be available to pass on to others.
May God bless and keep you covered in his love and peace as you journey in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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