3 John :2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
It is God’s will for you to prosper and for you to be in health. When John wrote that verse, he was expressing the mind of God, the heart of God, and the will of God. The phrase “above all things” would indicate that this is at the top of God’s list of desires for His people.
Webster’s dictionary defines “prosperity” as “the condition of being successful or thriving especially in economic well-being.”
Thriving financially would mean that you are abounding. Or you could say it this way: you have more than enough to meet your needs. Once again, God wants you in a position where not only your needs are met but you are able to get involved in meeting the needs of others.
He also wants you to be able to do more for the Kingdom of God. Just think, you, being able to invest large sums of money into the Kingdom of God.
Wouldn’t that be a great way to live? God wants you to be able to help ministries that He has raised up in these last days to reach the nations with the Good News that Jesus is Lord. He wants to use YOU!
Now I understand that this may not be how you are living right now. But spending time in God’s Word will give you vision. God wants you to see yourself receiving His best, meeting people’s needs, and giving big to the Kingdom of God. Begin to picture yourself doing all of those things. Set it as your goal.
Genesis 12:2-3 says, “. . . and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: . . . and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”
Obviously, the more blessed you are, then the more you can be a blessing. Some family in the earth right now needs for you to be blessed. Why? So that you can become the answer to their prayer.
Just think about what a joyful life you would live if you were in a position to not only have all of your needs met, but able to meet the needs of other families in the earth. That is God’s best for your life!
Author: Jerry Savelle