Day 19 – Prosperity Lies Within Your Heart

We all know that God desires to prosper us.  He delights in seeing His children prosper and He delights in us giving Him praise for all that He has done in our lives.  So many times, we forget to thank Him for all that He does.  I know that I have forgotten to do that numerous times in my life, and when I do, I immediately understand why something hasn’t gone according to my plans, the next time I do it.  That is just a snare that the enemy has set for us.  He tries to tell us that when we have succeeded at something once, we don’t need to continue thanking God for it and we will continue succeeding at it.  That’s not the way it works.  In order to live in the full prosperity that God is calling us into, we have to shift our hearts to be perfectly in line with His.

In Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  What is Jesus trying to tell us?  Is He telling us that we aren’t meant to be prosperous or have an overabundance of what we need?  No, of course He isn’t!  He is telling us that there are many snares that the enemy has in place to distract us from what God has planned for our lives.  He is imploring us to put our faith, hope, and trust in God (whether we are wealthy or not) and we will be rewarded with everlasting life in Him.  He is saying that, although we are meant to prosper, we are not meant to put the earthly possessions or wealth or prosperity we have accrued ahead of the plan that God has for our life, which is eternity spent with Him.

Read Matthew 6.  Tell the Lord that you desire Him above anything else and walk diligently with Him to make your way prosperous.  God wants to see us prosper just as any father would want to see his children prosper.  It makes Him proud when we respect what He calls us to do and it makes Him even more proud when we honor Him by praising Him for what He has given us.  Align your heart with His and He will make your way prosperous!

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