1 Cor. 2:9 “…. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that loves Him”
Eph. 3:20 “Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly , abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us……”
Of all the things that God has prepared for you this year, what has come into your heart? If your heart can conceive it in Him, God will do it for you.
What has come into your heart? Of all that God has placed into your heart; what has come into your imagination? Have you imagined something? Has something come into your hear? Has a thought crossed your mind and as it crossed your mind you crossed it out? What has come into your heart? Because you need to know what has come into your heart so that you can know what to hold unto god for.
It is important that you know it for yourself so that your heart is not blank because God is willing to do exceedingly above what you have the heart for. But; something has to come first so that we will come to the place of the fullness of God.
What is this thing? It is the love of God. To the extent that you can comprehend God’s love, is what will define what comes into your heart that God can do for you.
A leper saw Jesus and said “ If you will, heal me…” Now he understands that Jesus can heal him but he didn’t understand that He will. There are a lot of people who believe in what God can do but don’t know if He would do it for them. Until you grasp, understand or comprehend the love of God as you ought to you will not know the fullness of what God will or can do for you.
Eph. 2: 17-19 “May Christ through your faith actually dwell settle down, abide, make his permanent home in your heart, may you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love that you might have the power and be strong to apprehend, so that you may have the power with all the saints, God’s devoted people what is the breadth and length and depth and height…. And to know God’s love which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God…..” amp.
If you do not have an understanding of God’s love, you cannot comprehend or arrest for yourself what God wants to do or what God can do for you. It cannot come into your heart; and if it cannot come into your heart God cannot do it for you.
What will make you have the power; to apprehend or arrest for yourself what God wants to do? The first place our minds go to is the Holy Spirit, well it is correct but what Paul is referring to here is the power of God’s love. When you do not understand the love of God, you do not have what it takes to arrest or take into yourself what God wants to do or will do for you. So, how you understand God’s love informs what you settle for in life.
You need to have an understanding of “What will He do for me because of His love”? That is what is what will make a difference in your life.
There are some things to appreciate about the love of God, the first is that God loves you the same as He loves Jesus (John 17:23) – In the same proportion and intent. The problem with us believers is that we do not believe in the love of God. Your faith cannot attain its maximum potential if you do not believe in the love of God.
He loves you unconditionally, He loves you irrevocably; He loves you. He has chosen to love you. God doesn’t love because you merited it; He loves you because you chose to.
That means before you were worth it, He loved you. You can never do enough to worth His love. God loves you His own Son’s sake. You need to properly appreciate the love of God for you to grasp what He has for you in this year.
In God’s love for Jesus He glorified Him (John 17:5) the same glory is also yours. The first appearance of glory had to do with stuff; the riches of heaven. God has not given you anything less than He gave Jesus, so let that inform what comes into your heart about what God is ready to do for you in this year. Then He says that whatever comes into your heart He is topping it. He will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you can ask of think.
“… that we may understand with all the saints, what is the length and breath, and height of God’s love….” Amp.
Don’t sell yourself short this year. If you can conceive it in God, you will have God performing it and then will top it.
What has entered into your heart that you want God to do for you this year? Are you selling yourself short? Is it a true reflection of the love of God for you? Can you look at it and say this is how much God loves me?
“For He that spares not His own Son but gave Him to us all, how shall he not together with him freely give us all things”
If you can conceive it in God He will do it and He will top it.
Giving-Gods way to prosper
Deut.8:18 “But thou shall remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth. That he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day”.
God loves us and out of His love desires our prosperity irrespective of who you are. God loves us to prosper. The question then is how he intends for us to accomplish this. There is Gods way and the world’s way. He says, this land of God is not like the land of Egypt where you toil, (Deut.11:10), but we are a land that the lord cares for. So we must listen and obey. We must know his way.
First we must hear His voice to know what to do in other to profit. Mt.6:33.”Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all this things shall be added unto you”. God says to seek his way of being right and all other things will be added unto you .He says, your heavenly father knoweth you have need of these things. God doesn’t expect us to seek after things like the Gentiles do. But to seek after God’s ways of doing things instead. The impression here is that these things (what to eat, drink and wear) will come and run after you.
What is God’s way of doing things? I am of the persuasion that if a child of God concerns himself with God’s way of doing things, the season for this blessing will surely come upon him/her. e.g. God says ..If you follow my inward witness, I will make you rich. Isaiah1: 19 says, If you are willing and obedient I will make you rich.
Luke12: 16“Jesus spake a parable about the ground of a certain rich man that brought forth plentifully and he began to store up. Probably you are not just to grab and store up. Jesus told the rich man “Sell all that you have and provide for yourself a treasure that fadeth not… (Matt.19:21)
For where your treasure is there your heart will be also, showing us God’s way of prospering financially. Give alms. The way God has designed you to prosper is that you have got to give. Giving is the ultimate of God’s way of prospering financially. By this you have provided for yourself treasures in heaven, that cannot be corrupted.
1Tim6:17“Charge them that are rich in this world that they be not high minded, not to trust in uncertain riches” Men who actually ‘store up’ things they and their grand children will not use in a life time, to store up goods for many years until it spoils, clothes you will not use in five years until it spoils! You have a car in your house you have not ridden in one year? God does not want you to be high minded, arrogant, proud, and unreachable. That’s what God is against. God wants you to enjoy life. God is not against the rich man enjoying but as long as you are fighting God’s way of prospering financially, you will not be able to enjoy God’s best.
Mk 10:21 “Jesus looked on him, beholding him, loved him.” Sell that ye have and give out. Provide yourself bag that wax not old. How do you lay up treasure for yourself? – GIVING. There is no running away from giving. You cannot pray away or fast away giving. Ask God to open your eyes to see these things, so you can become a cheerful, obedient giver. If you want God’s way then you must come to terms with giving. The secret about it is that: giving is not as easy as it sounds that is why you are still having problems with it even though you have heard it said all your life in church. It is not a natural thing for the natural man. You have to train yourself in it. The act of giving does not come natural. That is why husband and wife will hide money from each other. Even a father may withhold money from his children. Your mind must become renewed towards giving.
Give without complaining or unnecessary questions. For as long as you fight giving you are fighting your prosperity, God’s way of prospering financially. Give not just in church but to your fellow brethren. When you fight God’s way of prospering you will unconsciously enter the world’s way of prospering. Settle it in your mind that the devil cannot ask you to give. Your mind has to be renewed to give.