And his way will prosper Isaiah 48-15d (NKJV)
Whatever he does will prosper Psalms 1-3 (NIV)
Dear brothers and sisters loving greetings to you. Post pandemic the three cardinal requisites are Health, Wealth and Honor. Other side of the coin is the spiritual requirement (Life after death). This month the Lord laid a burden to share some thoughts on how to be successful in your efforts. I would like to share 3 divine principles with you.
Delight in the word of God: We are living in a world which is tormented by plagues, wars and apathy. Seldom have we got time to spend with the family. I know a family of 4, Dad, Mom, a daughter and son. They have a family WhatApp group to communicate with each other. Do we have time to read Bible or spend some silent moments with God in prayer? Check self! Read Psalms 1-2, But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and meditates day and night. Do we delight in the word of God while reading it? If not just take a decision to read Bible regularly and meditate at least 5 chapters in a day and pray for one hour. Then Bible reading and praying will become a source of Joy and delight. Then what ever you do will be successful.
Obey the Word of God: Often we complain, children do not obey your words. They do what you tell them not to do? Before pointing a finger at them, think how many times you have disobeyed the Word of God. People want to sleep and unwind on a Sunday; Bible says love your enemy, feed him when hungry and pray for him. Have we done in everyday life? Read Genesis 26-1 to 12. There was a famine in the land Isaac dwelt, and he decided to leave to Egypt like his father Abraham. But the Lord told him not to go to Egypt but stay in Gerar. Bible says Isaac stayed in Gerar and obeyed God. Verse 12says Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a 100 fold because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich and wealthy. This is the result of obedience of Isaac .Brothers and sisters, are we obeying the Lord or you are leaning on your own understanding? Obey the Lord, and he will prosper your work.
Favor through your enemy: God can use your enemy to promote you or meet your desire. Isaiah 48 we read about Persian king Cyrus to deliver Judah from Babylon. God laid a thought in the heart of Cyrus to win Babylon and deliver the people of Judah. God used a pagan king or an enemy to deliver his people. Are you facing stumbling blocks or impediments, God will set you free through your enemy. You can do it only when you love the word of God, obey it and be faithful in all your dealing. Then the Lord will make your ways prosper. Let’s seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness then you will succeed always.
God bless you and your family. Eric Sundararaj. New Hope Ministries.