Prosperity: Your Part, God’s Part

Sunday August 3, 2014

(This sermon dovetails to Saturday evening’s.) Texts: Philippians 4:6-9; Joshua 1:5-9; Deuteronomy 28:1-2. You do not know how much stress you carry, because it accumulates. Stress spiritually produces “static” making it hard to hear God. Get worry out of your life, letting every care be turned into a prayer request with praise and thanksgiving. It stops Satan’s firing worry at you. Live in the peace of God keeping your heart and mind. To get rid of bad thoughts replace them with greater thoughts. Think on the good things and then do them. No peace? Are you thinking the good things? Are you doing the good things? Stir yourself up to be strong and of good courage and then do what He tells you to do. Actions can be scary, but let faith get you up and doing. Prosperity is linked to action. The reason you meditate is so you know what to do. What is your part in prosperity? Listen to God’s voice for what He has told you to do, observe and do it (obey), walk in holiness, and obey His moral commandments. You will make your way prosperous. What is God’s part? It shall come to pass that blessings shall overtake you, and you will have good success.