Grace, mercy, peace and prosperity to you and your house from God our Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit who opens our Hearts, minds, ears and eyes to the abundant gifts that surround us.
Let me tell you a story.
I have mentioned many times in my writings that I am a grandfather, and that I am always amazed at the faith and confidence of my grandchildren. I am very grateful that they are still young enough to maintain their innocence.
I bring this up as I consider today’s text. It is very simple and forth right: Ask, Believe and Receive. It is much like my 4 year old grandson who asked his Grandmother, my wife, for certain birthday presents and believes, without any hesitation, that she would get them for him and he would accept and enjoy these gifts. And Grandma, moves heaven and earth to the best of her ability to fulfill our grandson’s desires.
So Jesus makes these same promises: Ask, Believe that you already have it and Receive. But the devil stands on my shoulder and whispers in my ear. Really? That is all there is to it? And my mind provides the answer.
In the past my mind’s answer would have been, nothing is received that simply. Go get to work, put in a big day of physical work and you will receive your due. But now, I consider, God created all things for His enjoyment, including me and you. And God wants all things including us to be the best, to survive and to not only survive but to thrive. And God created Grandmothers, who act as His servant to His children.
God is greater than grandma, so when we ask Him for what we want or need to prosper and believe that we have already received it, just like the grandson’s birthday gift. It is ours we have it. Just take the necessary action, create the product, make the sale, go to work, brush your teeth. Take action to allow God to fulfill His promise.
So tell that devil on your shoulder that God is great and He wants all His creation to live a prosperous life, ask God for what you need and want to be prosperous, believe and live like you already have received it and it will be yours.
It is my prayer for us that we acknowledge our love of God and gratefully accept His gracious gifts including His saving grace through our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
Accept God’s gifts of grace, mercy, peace and prosperity to you and your house and thrive in all your endeavors.
May the peace that surpasses all understanding keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
Please take a minute to hit reply and say “Amen” or “Hi” and let me know what you think about today’s meditation.
If you have a prayer request or a thought on how I could make improvements. Leave a comment, I will do my best to get back to you.