God's Riches in Glory
- When I speak of love and money lining up and the result being endless and boundless prosperity, I am speaking metaphorically. True wealth flows from the fruits of the spirit that are produced as a result of faith in God and belief in his exceeding abundance which is evident in God's creation. Philippians 4:19 states that God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
- However, there are the hard realities of extreme poverty and lack that abound on our planet. In many areas across the globe there is a lack of resources and sense of hopelessness.However, the human spirit is resilient and those of great faith know that there is no limit to the wealth God's favor through belief and standing on his word can produce. There is also much giving and projects of people helping people through church programs and public charities. Neighbors, friends and families often take care of each other.As the song goes, "it is God's will that every need should be supplied." Having love, sound mind, good health and every material need met is a form of wealth.
- Don't ever give up. Keep honing and tweaking the gifts God has bestowed uniquely on you. Use those gifts and talents. Do not hide or bury them out of fear of rejection or that you don't quite fit the bill. Believe me, you will notice the difference. Do not let anyone take or reduce your talents. Don't let them prevent you from exercising them either through the spirit of intimidation or bullying. Stay with God, believe and stand on his promises.
- Remain obedient to God's guidance and gentle direction. God will provide. That belief in the final analysis, and using your talents ,not burying them like the man in the parable (Matthew 25:14-30), bringing your tithes into the storehouse (Malachi 3:10) and giving of your time and treasure to God as offerings of love and praise are actions that will contribute to yielding the greatest and most satisfying wealth, both spiritual and material.