Sunday, February 19, 2017

Crawling out of Poverty

 Psalm 113:7 
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; 

We think poverty and we think lack of money and things. We think of getting help from the government. We think of being homeless. We think of living in filth and rags. It is not a pretty picture. But poverty may be upon an otherwise wealthy person as well.

We are speaking of spiritual not financial, although it could be both.

We can be trapped in a mindset that calls us poverty stricken. A mindset we either grew up in or one that circumstances of life has trapped us in. Oh how can I ever get out from under?

In Christ we have all He has and He is not poor. He told us that in the beatitudes.

Matthew 5:3 
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

As we step out and walk with Holy Spirit He teaches us all things. As we depend on His guidance, He will provide opportunities for us to step into.

We must be open to His guidance if we are to propel out of this poverty mindset. Once we know that we know who we are in Christ we cannot stay in that state.

In Christ the Full favor of God is on us. With His favor and guidance opportunities abound in our life. We just need to hang on and love the life He has planned for us.

Philippians 4:19 
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

As you walk in God's favor doors will open and people will come to assist as you walk on the new paths that will propel you out of the traps you have been in. He will supply all your needs.

Father God, help me to see the opportunities you have for me to grow spiritually and financially so I will be able to do the work you have destined me to do. Help me to walk the walk you have for me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

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