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The Good Life of Prosperity

‘Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” ‘
– Psalm 35:27 (NIV)

If you’re ready to live the life God desires you to have, it’s important to understand whole-life prosperity.

Well-being. Success. Abundance. Overflow. These are all definitions of the good life—of prosperity. And despite religious tradition claiming that it is ungodly or selfish, prosperity is God’s will for you.

Have you ever noticed that the Scriptures don’t say God will give you just enough to get by? Instead, the Bible uses words like overflow, plentiful and abundance.

God wants to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can even ask or think (Ephesians 3:19-21), and He tells us that His only plans for us are success (Jeremiah 29:11). That’s a prosperous life!

God wants to bless us with whole-life prosperity to establish His covenant with us, give us life more abundantly, and empower us to bless others and further the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The idea that God wants His people sick, sad or living in poverty is completely against His Word and His very nature.

God isn’t opposed to our being rich. That doesn’t upset Him even a little. In fact, He delights in our prosperity (Psalm 35:27).

He’s just opposed to our becoming covetous and greedy. God has a full supply, lacking nothing, and He wants us to be the same way.

If you’re ready to live the life He desires you to have, it’s important to first understand how to get there.

Whenever someone mentions “the prosperity gospel,” especially in a negative sense, they are referring to money only. That’s certainly part of living life more abundantly, but that isn’t all Jesus had in mind.

It would be easy to settle for spiritual prosperity, but that type of spiritual laziness does not bring glory to God and give full honor to what Jesus paid for us to enjoy here on earth.

It is the will of God for us to be made whole—spirit, soul and body—and to be kept that way until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23).

This is the basic, fundamental truth that runs throughout the entire Bible. Every time there was a need, no matter what that need was, God had a man somewhere who had the resources—spiritually, mentally or financially—to meet that need.

May you be that man/woman of abundant resources (spiritually, emotionally, relationally, financially, mentally, physically and in accomplishments)

Dear Heavenly Father, be exalted and magnified. Thank you for delighting in my prosperity. Thank you for your abundant provision in every area of life. I repent of every coveteousness, greed, and poverty mentality. Deliver me from every small-thinking mindset and help me to walk in whole-life prosperity now and forevermore. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.