Is Prosperity from God?

Prosperity began in the Garden. I’m pondering and reevaluating my position on prosperity. So many Christians I love and respect have varying views. As I have said before, I grew up on Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland. But I want to have God’s heart toward a matter so I have read different articles explaining why the prosperity Gospel is heretical. So after asking God for His heart on the matter...

Prosper in 2020

In year’s past, I have asked God for a word for the New Year. I didn’t this year. But God gave me one this morning anyway. The Word? Prosper. I know “prosper” is a four letter word in some Christian circles. But prosperity was God’s original intent for His children: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He...

Supply

I’ve shared in the past how our family went through a particularly difficult financial hardship when we were newly married. During that time, one of the scriptures I stood on was: “And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭CSB‬‬ If we look at this scripture in context, Paul was speaking about finances. He was thanking the Philippians for...

The Hunt

“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm‬ ‭34:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬ This promise is consuming my thoughts this morning…Well actually, I awoke this morning thinking of my needs, my desires, my lack. I awoke this morning and was bombarded by my to-do list. Does anyone else ever awaken and as you are turning off the alarm, your mind has already begun...

Watch Your Mouth

“Are there any discounts for educators? Because I’m a teacher and you know we are poor.”   As soon as that lie came out of my mouth, I felt convicted. I immediately told my young salesman, that was a lie. “I am a teacher,” I recanted, “But I am not poor.” We, as Christians are not poor and it’s not because of our paychecks. We are not poor because we...

Royalty

I wonder if Prince Charles spends sleepless nights worrying about his future? I wonder if Prince Harry worries about paying for his children’s college tuition? Probably not. Such worries seem trivial for the royal family. But can I remind you that when you accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, you became part of a royal family with unlimited resources. You were adopted into a royal family with all rights and...

Blessings

I came of age spiritually in the prosperity movement. I can quote all of the prosperity scriptures. Deuteronomy 28 was a particular favorite. But this morning, as I was reading it, I struggled with the verse: “You will have many children.” I struggled because I was reminded of the many women I know struggling to conceive, to start a family. By posting that truth will it make them despair, wonder...

Faith in the Grocery Store

When my husband and I were a young family,  money was tight. But I was learning about the things of God and growing in my faith. I would declare God’s goodness and quote prosperity scriptures over my family. One day my husband asked me to get him something from the grocery store. I brought something similar but not exactly what he wanted because it was on sale. I’ll never forget...

Prosperity is NOT a Four Letter a Word

Testimony When my kids were young, I quit my good job to stay home and be a mom. We were young. We had three young kids under 5. We had not been taught how to manage money well so our finances quickly got out of control. We had some very difficult years. But God is faithful. During that time I never allowed myself to believe that lack was God’s will...