Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Happy Monday! This is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping and to tell you the truth- today is just one great day. I was studying for a book club that I am apart of- we have our first meeting this Saturday and I feel slightly old because I’m apart of a book club. lol. Anyways…one of the scriptures in the book is 3 John 1:2, and it says
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
For some weird reason this scripture stuck out to me . It was as if John was writing to me, that I would be happy and healthy in my natural life as well as in my spiritual life. I find that in the body of Christ, we move from one extreme to the other. Either we are thriving in our natural lives but lack in our spiritual walk or we are peaking in our spiritual walk with God yet our natural lives lack the same sense of growth. I believe that God is balanced. He helps us grow in our inner spirit man, as well as help us grow as an individual here on the earth.
It is not the will of God that we lack anything. He is the good shepherd that takes care of His sheep. He supplies all of our needs and He grants us the desires of our hearts if we delight ourselves in Him. It is not the will of God that we mismanage our money, sowing seed that we don’t have. God is infinite wisdom and in all of His principals is a sense of balance and cohesiveness to His word. God is love yet he operates in judgement/truth. He is balanced, so why shouldn’t we be the same?
Our lives, whether natural or spiritual, should bring God glory. How do we bring Him glory if we are perpetually struggling? If we don’t have anything to contribute to the kingdom of Heaven. This is about more than money, but includes time, love, our witness and kindness. We were designed to bring God glory and that is why we must live a balanced lifestyle. I can’t be so spiritual that I can’t pay my bills, that my kids don’t have food on the table. God supplies the need, but what do we do with what He gives us? Are we good stewards with what He has placed in our hands???
My spiritual life and my natural is supposed to prosper and bring God glory…both of them together.
Have a great day and we’ll talk soon.
Until next time,
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