My Grace-Full Life

10.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Wealth

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 10:4 says, “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”
When you read the verse, your first thought is likely about rich vs. poor; lazy vs. hard-working; or substandard work vs. a great work-ethic.
But this verse has far more to say.
As Christians, part of our responsibility is to diligently seek out God’s truth and develop a personal relationship with Jesus.
We are indwelled by the Holy Spirit from the moment we accept the gift of salvation, and it’s His earnest will that we surrender control of our lives to Him.
But the truth is, you get out what you put in.
If you don’t make time to foster and develop a friendship with Jesus, the best you’ll have is an acquaintanceship… albeit, it’s one-sided.
He already knows you from the inside out (Psalm 139).
He loves you!
He’s a relationship worth investing in, and until Believers go to Heaven, the Holy Bible is our tool.
Coupled with prayer, daily time in the Word strengthens and empowers us.
We have a choice to be spiritually poor or spiritually rich.
In Revelation 3:17, Jesus said, “For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”
We are often blind to our spiritual poverty until we begin to invest our time, and realize how utterly incapable we are without Christ.
But our generous God will lavish spiritual wealth on all those who diligently seek Him.
Today, as you pray, thank our Creator who wants you to know Him on a personal basis.
Thank Him for His love, and willingness to make His children spiritually rich as they trust in Him and lean on Him in all things.

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