“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 1:2)
To prosper. From the Greek, the word “euodoo” literally means “to help on the road,” speaking of a journey.
Have you ever wondered why the Bible encourages prosperity when so many have struggled with the issue for their entire lives? There are many different things that may play a role in a person’s inability to experience a breakthrough in the sense of prosperity. We tend to forget that prosperity is a journey. It starts at one point and passes through much adversity until the individual finds himself truly prosperous. A common mistake, however, is thinking that “prosperity” is associated with monetary gain. Prosperity comes in many flavors and sizes. To be prosperous could mean to have your immediate needs met, to be prosperous in the Word of God, to live peaceably with your neighbors, to have a happy home, to have good health, etc. We are all on a journey toward prosperity, some of us are farther along than others, but it’s the same path when we’re following in the Lord’s footsteps.
Take a few moments today and thank the Lord for making you prosper . . . physically, emotionally and spiritually. Cling to Him while on your journey; allow Him to prosper you in whatever way pleases Him most. Amen!
Father, help me, Lord, to rest in you when it comes to monetary and material things. Lord, remind me that true prosperity is more than just money, but it is forging forward on a path to become rich in the things of God, in my family and home, in whichever way brings the most glory to You. You are worthy, Lord! Amen!
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:1-3)
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