125. Does God want me to prosper?

God wants everyone to prosper and He has given us all the ability and the power to prosper! However, prosperity begins with understanding our role: we are God’s stewards. Our lives, talents, abilities, and living in a world of unparalleled opportunity are all gifts from God. By meditating on His Word and teachings, of how He has already given us all the ability to prosper, will give you insight and revelation into becoming prosperous and a good steward for your Father God. In Matthew 6:19-20 we read: ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.’

Prosperity is not confined to wealth and material goods. The Bible speaks of prosperity holistically, and includes mention of your soul prospering. In Psalms 1 verses 1-3 we read: ‘Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.’

God says in Psalms 10 verse 5 that ‘His ways prosper at all times.’ If God prospers us at all times we can conclude that He wants His children to prosper also, otherwise there would be disconnection between God and His kingdom and His creation. In the Book of Isaiah 55 verse 11 it says: ‘It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.’ God’s Word is the source of prosperity.

Joseph was a man appointed by God to Govern in Egypt and in Genesis 39 verse 3 we read: ‘Now his master saw that the Lord was with him (Joseph) and how the Lord caused everything he did to proper.’

God wants to prosper His servants so they can give generously to the poor and needy with a heart of compassion. Proverbs 11 verse 25 states that ‘The generous man will be prosperous.’ Jesus said in Luke 6 verse 38: ‘Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full; pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.’ God’s purpose in prospering you is so you can be a blessing to many others.