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Topic: Prosperity (05/11/06)
TITLE: Nothing, But Everything!
By Rev. Toni Brown
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We do not have extra money to buy our kids the newest designer clothes and the most expensive new toys. We do not go shopping or to the movies every week, because we need to pay the bills…So we sit in our modest living room and watch movies, with our microwave popcorn, and kool-aid; we play games and eat dinner at the table; we talk to each other to inquire about one another’s day. I am so wealthy, because we have so much love for one another, that we use some now and save some for later.
We have older model cars and we have to pray each day that they will get us to our destinations. We are so blessed, because the praying allows us to talk to God all day, everyday.
We do not have money to purchase steak and potatoes everyday, nor do we have a large freezer with a stockpile of food for the next few weeks. We trust God for our daily bread, and are tremendously and abundantly blessed, because we have learned to be thankful for what we have, without taking anything for granted.
We are living a prosperous life, not because of money or a large house and new cars: not because we go to the best restaurants, and the fanciest affairs. We are living a prosperous life because we have love, family, health, joy, and perfect peace. This wealth cannot come from the world nor can the world take it away. This wealth comes from knowing God, and that He is our Creator, Sustainer, Healer, Provider, Protector, and Savior; He is our Guide, our Teacher, our Comforter, our Father and our Friend.
Prosperity is not what you have or who you know. It is Who you have, and knowing Whose you are. We have nothing, but everything!
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 1:2 NKJV
“And He said to them, ‘Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15 NKJV
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