IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: HAVING THE DIVINE MINDSET OF WEALTH AND PROSPERITY
Rev Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“And there was a famine in the land. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.”
Today I want to communicate a message that would not only encourage and inspire, but also empower and challenge us to take action.
After all, faith without works is dead, and we must put our trust in God into practice by taking steps of faith and obedience.
In the story of Isaac, we see a man who had a divine mindset of wealth and prosperity.
He didn’t allow the obstacles that the Philistines placed in his path to deter him from achieving the blessings that God had in store for him.
Isaac’s faith and trust in God allowed him to receive a hundredfold return on his efforts, and his prosperity became so great that the Philistines became envious of him.
“And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”
These verses offer some valuable insights into the story of Isaac and his journey to prosperity.
The first thing that stands out to me is the repetition of the word “digged.” This speaks to the idea of perseverance and not giving up, even when the Philistines were trying to stop Isaac from accessing the resources he needed.
These verses in this story offer some important insights into Isaac’s spiritual journey.
The first thing that stands out to me is the appearance of God to Isaac, which emphasizes the fact that even though the Philistines were trying to hinder him, God was still with him and had a plan for his life.
This encounter also highlights the importance of faith and trust in God.
Then, we see Isaac building an altar and calling on the name of the Lord, which reflects his commitment to God and his desire to seek God’s guidance and blessing in his life.
These verses provide a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between Isaac and the Philistines.
Despite the conflict and tension between them, Isaac is able to acknowledge the fact that the Lord was with him and to extend an offer of peace and friendship.
This speaks to Isaac’s wisdom and maturity, and his ability to put aside his own personal feelings and extend grace to those who had harmed him.
The feast that he offers is a powerful symbol of his desire for reconciliation and a new beginning.
It’s so easy to get discouraged and give up when others around us are telling us to do so, but we need to be strong and keep our faith, even when others are telling us to stop.
Isaac is a great example of this kind of resilience and determination.
Isaac’s faith was truly put to the test in this situation, as he was faced with a drought and a lack of resources.
Despite these challenges, he continued to trust in God and persevere in his efforts to find water.
This is a great example of how our faith can be strengthened through adversity, and how God can use difficult circumstances to test and grow our faith.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9, says,
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
This verse talks about the challenges and trials that Christians face, but it also emphasizes the hope and strength that we can find in God.
It’s a great reminder that even when things look hopeless, we should keep the faith and keep pushing forward.
Job 22:29 says, “When they cast you down, you will speak with confidence, and the humble person He will save.”
This verse is very similar to 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, and it also speaks of the importance of persevering and not giving up when we are being tested.
The context of this verse is Job’s story of suffering and perseverance, which makes it even more relevant and powerful.
“When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, there is lifting up; And he shall save the humble person.”
The wording of the King James Version really drives home the message of this verse. When we are “cast down,” when we are at our lowest point, that is the time to speak with confidence and trust in God.
And even though it may be hard, we must stay humble and remember that God can save us.
The overall message of the book of Job is that even in the midst of great suffering, we can still find hope and purpose.
“When we are at our lowest point, when it seems like all hope is lost, we must remember that God is always with us.
He is the one who can lift us up when we feel cast down, and He dwells within us, ready to give us the strength we need. We can look up to Him, the author and finisher of our faith, and look within ourselves to find the courage and resolve to keep going.
When we feel like we have nothing left, we must remember that we have everything, because we have God.
He dwells within us, because that’s such an important truth of the Christian faith.
God is not some distant deity, He is intimately present in our lives, if we choose to let Him in.
God is not just some distant figure, watching from afar. He is a loving Father who desires to be in relationship with us.
And through that relationship, He can bring us healing, restoration, and strength. So when we feel cast down, we must turn to Him and remember that He is our rock and our foundation.
He is the one who can lead us out of the darkness and into the light. He is our hope and our salvation, and He is always with us, even in the darkest of times.
If you feel cast down or hopeless today, take a moment to look up to God and within yourself.
Pray and ask God to fill you with His Spirit and His strength. Meditate on His Word and His promises.
And take action by doing something that brings you closer to Him, whether that’s reading the Bible, worshiping, or serving others.
Take that first step, and trust that God will meet you there and give you the strength to keep moving forward. You are not alone, and you are never without hope.
Prayer is vital, but it’s not the only thing that matters. Action is also crucial.
Faith without works is dead, as the Bible says (James 2:17). Isaac’s story shows us that it’s not just about prayer, it’s also about obedience and trust.
Isaac had faith that God would provide for him, but he also had to take action, working hard to dig the wells that would provide water for his family and flocks.
So it’s a balance of prayer, faith, and action that leads to a life of purpose and fulfillment.
- We must have the divine mindset of wealth and prosperity, which means having faith in God’s plan and purpose for our lives.
- We must dig the ground and take action to pursue our goals and see results.
- We must trust in God’s power and provision, knowing that He is with us and working all things for our good.
With these principles in mind, we can move forward with confidence and hope, knowing that God will bring about a harvest of blessing and abundance in our lives.
When we have the divine mindset of wealth and prosperity, we see our lives as more than just a series of circumstances or events.
We see them as opportunities for growth and transformation, as God uses every experience to shape us into the people He created us to be.
So let’s choose today to live with this mindset, knowing that God has good plans for us and that He will lead us into a life of abundance and blessing.
As we’ve discussed, having the divine mindset of wealth and prosperity isn’t just about having a positive attitude or hoping for the best.
It’s also about taking action, digging the ground and planting the seeds that will lead to a bountiful harvest.
This means having the courage to step out of our comfort zones and pursue our goals with determination and perseverance.
No matter what obstacles or challenges we face, we can have confidence that God is with us and will lead us to victory.
He has a plan for our lives, and He will provide us with the strength and resources we need to accomplish His purposes.
So let’s trust in Him, dig the ground, and watch Him work miracles in our lives. The harvest is sure to come!
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