Too much bills.
Not enough money.
Lots to do and achieve.
Need more, more, more.
Many today are seeking that magic wand of prosperity.
Solomon was not only granted great wealth and prosperity from God but he was given what his heart truly desired which was wisdom.
Solomon provided insight on how to be prosperous:
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:6-11
The ant is a work horse. An interesting insect, they have no commander or overseer but they have the capacity to build great things and always scavenging and storing food. Mentioned only twice in the bible and both times in Proverbs, the ant Solomon was referring to was the Harvest ant which was found in Palestine and today can be found in Texas, India, Europe and South America.
The bottom line is that in order to be prosperous:
- We can’t be lazy
- We need to be forward minded thinkers and plan ahead
- Use the intellect God has blessed us with
And in my mind, prosperity comes in so much different forms. I consider myself to be amazingly prosperous because:
- I have life
- I have good health and a sound mind
- I am able to work and provide for my home
- I have loved and I am loved
- I have peace (and when the storms of life comes I have faith and know that God will see me through it)
I am blessed!
I won’t ask for anymore but just give thanks for all that has been given to me.
Thought: Are you seeking that sweet elixir for prosperity? Are you expecting it by winning the lottery or are you working hard to achieve it? The bible tells us that in all things give thanks. Give thanks.
Prayer: Father, hallowed be thy name. Your word reminds us that to whom much is given much is required. Forgive us our attitudes of wanting more and more. Teach us Lord to thank you in all things. In Jesus name. Amen