You have the power to get wealth


I want to explore these few words I read in the Book saying 'But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant.......'.  It refers to you first. The power is within because the creator dwells within us if we have the faith to believe he does. The beginning of the verse actually mentions remembering him. We need to be in communion with the one that dwells inside us then the rest of the words makes sense.  We all like to quote the highlighted bit and forget it comes first. Everything we receive from above is by faith and this is very difficult for many to accept.  Faith involves taking action, faith without works is dead.

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Why do we need faith?  We need it because He gives you the power so that you have the resources to make a difference in the world. We need it to fulfill our purpose on earth. We are blessed to be a blessing. As we bless others, our lives are enriched. You will be receiving power from someone you cannot see. That takes faith. Faith takes the first step even though it cannot see the whole staircase according to  Martin Luther King Jr. Proverbs 3:6 encourages us to remember God in everything we do and He will direct our ways.

In defining wealth you need to be comparing yourself to those who have less than you. Am I saying here, ‘don’t aspire for greatness by looking at the people wealthier than you’.  I’m simply saying by comparing yourself to people less privileged, you have the opportunity to continually give praises to your Creator who is always willing to endow you with more.  Look at the needs all over the world. where do you place yourself? This article helps to put things in perspective. It has some shocking statistics.

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5 ways to get rid of fear

Fear is real.  It is sometimes disguised as excuses.  It is defined as False Evidence Appearing Real. ‘Fear not’ appears 365 times in the bible some say.It doesn’t  appear exactly as quoted but could be ‘be courageous’. It is a destiny robber. It is the creator of many identified and unidentified diseases. Fear and doubt are twins. It is crippling. Fear if not dealt with can lead to health issues, especially mental ones like anger, hate and the list going on.

Fear can come in dressed in many attires:

  • Fear of failure (caution)
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of success (always disguised in false humility)
  • Fear of anything technical
  • Fear of people
  • Fear of heights
  • Fear of Loss
  • Fear of rejection

Naomi has a high powered job with a big firm. She was recently challenged to start her own business having heard a preacher for so long. She considered the big salary she would loose but against this is the children she never knew because they were being cared for by house help. domestic life had greatly suffered. One day she summed up courage and resigned from her job to start her own business. Six months later she reported, ‘my income in six months has superseded my income in one year’.  We need to face our fears.

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Count it all Joy

‘Count  it  all joy when you fall into various trials or temptations, knowing that the testing handof your faith produces patience’. James 1:2 It  goes on to state that patience produces maturity and contentment.

This is another challenging verse. Our natural reaction is to be angry, disturbed, upset when bad situations arise.

If I lose my job, I should count it all joy? This requires a high level of thinking or maturity. Loosing your job is not the end of the world. It may be an opportunity to regroup and enter a different industry or take on another challenge. Opportunities abound in many difficulties only if we have the eyes to see it. Rejoicing in the midst of adversity may be the key that just unlocks the opportunities

I thought I’m supposed to avoid difficult situations or curse people who bring such situations into my life. The answer is not avoiding situations or feeling bad when they occur but in asking for the grace to accept such situations as opportunity for growth and development of character.

Why should I count it all joy when going through a difficult time? Joy comes from within regardless of the circumstances I see AROUND ME. On the other hand, happiness is induced by what we see happening around us and can be temporary. It can also be based on how we feel whereas Joy is dependent on who is the author of your faith.’When they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil… rejoice in that day; and leap for joy…” (Luke 6:22-23)

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As they went.

As I read another part of the Book I am convicted of the many times I have procastinated or ignored an inner desire to do or start something. Most of us like to wait for perfect conditions  before we progress with ideas. Ten lepers, standing at a distance approached Jesus and called out ‘Jesus, master … Read more

Sound of abundance

What is abundance?  Abundance is having plenty, having more than enough such that you are  in a position to give away. It is having a large quantity of something. Somebody recently commented that the reason we re  blessed is that we can bless others after our own needs have been met. The book refers to … Read more

Miracles happens in times of rest.

Jesus and the loaves multiplication. Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when he asked the people to rest, Luke 9:16. It is a well known fact that we are more creative when fully rested and not when we are are striving. It is the reason many people love taking regular holidays. Endless busyness doesn’t always … Read more

Failure is an ally

animeHow could failure be a friend or ally when it proves you couldn’t achieve, you ask?. The seed for success lies in the failure you think you passed through and makes you feel less than you should be. Are you lying in the dust because of your failures? Rise up to the challenge of finding a different method of doing the same thing you failed at. You only failed because you did not apply the right method or process.

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‘If life gives you lemons,

make lemonades’

I have sometimes wondered what this means. Lemons are not sweet but lemonade is sweet. Life can be sometimes bitter, unpleasant experiences through people, circumstances can make us feel rejected and fed up.  If we allow the process from lemon to lemonade to take place, we can grow from and become a better person from that biter experience. The key is not allowing the negative experience take over our lives.

There is a beautiful story in the bible in the book of Ruth that illustrates this principle so well. ‘Do not call me Naomi (pleasant) but call me ‘Mara’ (Bitter) as life has dealt with me.’ Naomi cried, pulling the cloth over her face with aggression. ‘ I started with abundance but I am now destitute’ she continued. Naomi had lost her husband and 2 sons to famine. Life had become unbearable. She is now left with two daughters-in-law

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I am

‘ I am who I AM’ said the Creator to Moses in response to his question: ‘who should I say sent me’? tell them  ‘I am  sent  you’. he continued. He has no beginning and no end. God is saying to Moses, I am what you want me to be. I am your adequacy.  He … Read more

Ingratitude vaccine

A man woke up one wet morning  tired and still half awake, he tries to remember the dream. In the dream, ‘he was being inoculated’. ‘ A shot of gratitude for thanksgiving and gratefulness which will inoculate you against many diseases’ , diseases:  Greed Anger Pride Unforgiveness Entitlement Suspicion Bitterness Conceit Resentment Competition When we … Read more