” Righteous living equals prosperity “
3 John 1 : 11
” Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are Gods children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.. “
How do we pursue a life of righteousness and one in line with God, when all we see is more sin and treachery surrounding our lives.
We live in a society where we are only concerned about our own needs and given the opportunity we will jump to drag the next person down. We may find ourselves at the helm of sin, slander, unfair treatment and if we are not careful this can dictate our future and who we are in Christ..
The enemy in all of His manipulation can use just one unfair decision or report to throw your faith out the door, leaving you feeling frustrated, sad and alone. Have you really asked yourself the question about who controls your life – what does it mean when we ask God to order our steps ( Proverbs 3 : 6 ). You may have been treated unfairly at work or that business opportunity you longed for was taken away just as you blinked and right now you are probably wondering how do I recover from this, how do I express faith in God again.
You see when we live by faith in Jesus Christ we live with the expectation of great things to come ( Hebrews 11 : 1 ) so when something which seems so lucrative in the natural is taken away, we can actually watch with a smile on our face and joy in our heart for that was not your manager’s choice or the business associate – it was our God Almighty’s will.
God knows our future and He uses every situation / opportunity for our good ( 2 Corinthians 4 : 12 – 16 ). If we are tempted to doubt todays revelation, then we encourage you to read about how Judas betrayed Jesus Christ and even through the betrayal and crucifixion, all was used to fulfil Gods glory. Nothing happens by chance, all takes place in Gods time and for His purpose.
Heavenly Father we thank you for your love and grace which consumes our all and moves us away from the tragedies of life. Father we long to be in your presence all the days of our lives – may we guard our faith above all else, that we may identify the tricks of the enemy and move away from the things which so easily drag us down. We thank you that your will for us surpasses all that may come against us, we rest in the power of your Spirit for nothing happens out of your will for us. Be with us now Father, in the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
- If we humble ourselves and Pray.
- BWD Ascension Day Rally (2013)