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.
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.