Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Blessings of Prosperity
"Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you." Job 22:21
Too often we look at prosperity as our ability to acquire large bank accounts, the best of physical structures and objects one can touch and feel. But what is true prosperity; and is there a big difference or any difference between blessings and prosperity? When one is able to wake up in the morning, get out of bed, be in your right mind, walk, talk, have a job to go to, a house to live in, ability to pay one's bills and have food in the house, to have a house, transportation, leave home and return safely and have relatively good health this is a blessing. How many individuals do we know that are no longer able to celebrate the birth of Christ? Blessings come in so many forms. Did you have a health issue this year and God bought you through? Let us not forget that blessings when added up, equals true prosperity.
It has been more than three years since I had my first heart event and I know I am rich and prosperous because God has chosen to continue to give me so many blessings.
During this Advent season, every night before going to sleep, record and thank God for the many blessings you received that day.
Father-God I am so grateful for the many blessings of prosperity that you have bestowed upon me today. Amen
Metropolitan AME Church, Washington, D.C.