Mighty God. My thoughts are scattered all over again tonight. Today was great. Wonderful opportunities to help people, great time with friends, great service, and then you top it off with the notice that the 501c3 was finally approved! All GREAT stuff!!
I guess the common theme throughout today was prosperity and what makes the difference between someone prospering and them not prospering. God, if we could really figure that out, WOW, so many struggles and worry would be done. I know what you have taught me and you continue to prosper me way beyond what I deserve which I am SO GRATEFUL for. Then I see others who have the same knowledge I do, doing the same things I am doing and they are struggling.
The message today at church was interesting and the scripture about those who conceal their sin do not prosper and those who confess it receive mercy. I had not noticed that scripture in the past. Is that all of it? On top of putting you first in everything and being in right standing with the tithe of course. That doesn't make complete sense because I know there have been times when I did not own up to my sin and you still took care of me and prospered me.
God, I am tired of seeing your people, your precious children, living with less than enough. Can you help us/me to understand?
What God Said Tonight:
I am the owner of a thousand cattle on a thousand hills. I created gold I can make gems at the blink of an eye. I have more than enough to take care of all of my children. What father denies his children the things they need to survive? A father, a loving father, only denies his children when having that thing they think they need will do more harm than good.
I can't give you an answer that applies to every situation. Each situation is different. Each struggle has its own purpose and I have a plan for each and every one of my children. What I can tell you is that I am still in charge and I have a plan for each one. I can tell you that I will not let any of my children fall beyond the ability to get back up. I can tell you I will never turn my back on my children. I will never forsake them. I will never leave them behind.
There are the basic principles that you have learned so well. Give and it will be given back to you pressed down, shaken together and running over. You know that I will never let you out give me. As much as you give, I will always multiply it back to you. You know that principles around tithing. You know the principles around the confession of sin. You know the bones of the plan. The rest, is me working things out for the good those that love me. It doesn't always look like I am working it out, but I am.
Trust me to love my children and to take care of them. Trust me and let them see your trust. I am here for you always and forever.