Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 10 (March 16): What Does God Want From Me?

I love reading your posts. It reveals personal information that connects us heart to heart. That’s what the psalmist was doing when he wrote Psalm 1. He was posting an experience he had with God. The psalmist tells us that there is a cause and effect to spiritual and natural things.

In this instance verse one tells us what to avoid doing while verse two declares the things we ought to do. The effect of our action is communicated in verse three: “He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”

How would you like that to be you? Whatever you do prospers. That’s one of my goals. I want the Lord to prosper whatever I do. The key is to avoid what He warns us to avoid. Read Psalm One verses one and two. We are also instructed by verse two to delight ourselves in God’s word and meditate on it day and night. These actions trigger the prosperity effect.

This is not magic! I believe that God is saying: When you immerse yourself in Me, I will give you creative ideas that are lucrative. A tree which is planted by streams of water is a tree that’s constantly being nourished by the life contained in the water. Such a tree is fruitful in its season regardless of the weather or the atmosphere.

We must become confident that regardless of the economic weather or the business atmosphere, God can cause us to experience fruitfulness. What do you think of that? If you’re not careful the economists and social pundits can sow doubt and fear into your mind about the state of our economy. And, unknowingly you will be refuting the ability of God to make you fruitful in this season of the national or global recession.

During this journey ask God to help you rise about the chatter of the economic prophets. This way His word reigns in your life. In fact pray this prayer: “God show me how to be planted by the streams of water so that I can be fruitful in season and not experience financial loss, in the name of Jesus. Amen.”

See you tonight at Midweek at the East Campus!

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