What Are You Holding On To?

My pastor taught on meditating on the Word of God (Joshua 1:8).  He recalled that on several occasions, he muttered a Scripture to himself while he took a walk.  As he did, God gave him revelation about that particular Scripture.

While I washed my hair a couple of weeks ago, I muttered III John 2 to myself.   God stopped me and started speaking to my spirit about prosperity.  Total life prosperity.

He told me that it breaks His heart to see His people living in poverty and sickness and thinking that He wants them to be that way.

Like any father, He hates to see His children suffer.  Yet many of His children think that they are pleasing Him by staying sick, by staying poor, by accepting the problems that come in their lives.

He cries when we cry, when we suffer, when we are in pain, especially when we have been taught that He wants us to stay that way.

God didn’t create sickness or poverty, so He doesn’t have any of those things to give us.  He has healing for us (Isaiah 53:4-5, I Peter 2:24, Romans 8:11).  He has prosperity for us (III John 2, Deuteronomy 8:18, Psalm 35:27).  He has only good gifts for us (James 1:17).

But as long as we are holding onto the sickness, the poverty, our negative thinking about these subjects, we won’t receive what God has for us.

We cannot receive when our fists are closed.   Let’s open our hands and receive all that God has in store for us.

<> – Annagail Lynes


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. gina
    Feb 04, 2008 @ 00:36:12

    Because we live in a sin cursed world, there is sickness and poverty. God did not intend this, but it is this way because of man’s rebellion. Thankfully, God graciousely uses these types of trials to make us more like Himself, and helps us to depend on Him, if respond correctly. It is helpful to remember that this life is not all there is…and the longest a trial can last is a lifetime!
    God Bless!


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