Identity of the Soul Pt. 2
Let’s continue with the what we started in last week’s blog. The scripture we highlighted was 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers.”
According to this scripture, and many others, it is God’s desire that we prosper and be in health. All throughout the Word you see where it is God’s will for us to prosper.
Jeremiah 29:11 is an example of God’s desire for us to prosper. It states,
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Another example is Psalms 35:27, which tells us,
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
All three of these scriptures are examples of God’s will for us to prosper. When we think of the word prosperity, the first thing we think of is money. Money is part of the plan of God, but the full meaning of prosperity is not just money. It is God’s will for us to prosper in all areas of our lives. He wants us to prosper in health, in peace, in joy, in relationships, in mind, body and spirit. True prosperity in God is having a wealth of wholeness in all areas of our lives.
The more we spend time in God’s Word and in God’s presence, the more we prosper. The more we pray and do the will of God, we prosper. The more we live in the light of God and the will of God, the more we prosper. The more thankful we are and the more we give God praise, the more we prosper!
Beloved, I wish above all things that YOU prosper. God so loves us that His desire for us is to prosper. Champions, let’s just take time right now to be thankful for the prosperity that God has placed in our lives: prosperity of wealth, peace, joy, health, long life! He has designed us to prosper in our spirit, in our soul, and in our body.
As you continue to walk out your daily walk with God, remember this verse.
Beloved, I wish above all things that you mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers.
As you meditate on the scripture, first of all, know that you are loved by God. It is His desire for you to prosper in all areas of your life.