“Doing Things The Bible Way”
MARCH 2005 ISSUE
took the time to look up the word prosper and it is defined as to be fortunate,
successful, and gain in wealth. I
think that prospering goes beyond wealth and great success.
When I read about prospering, my first thought was the word growth,
because when you prosper, you grow, learn and understand things better than you
did before. For instance, when I go
to Bible study on Wednesdays, I watch people stand up and say their testimonies.
I see that they were blessed, but it doesn’t always start out with a
blessing. Some have went through
rejection, struggle, and even a period of discouragement.
But God brought them out of their situation and they overcame those
problems. To me, natural prosperity
means that it starts inside of you. It’s
like a foundation. If you don’t
have God in your life and do not believe that you are going to make it, how are
you ever going to succeed in whatever you do?
In Hebrews 11:1, it says that “Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”. In other words, even though you can’t see the
thing you hoped for, whatever that may be, you have to praise God and believe
that you will receive it anyways. I
was listening to Donnie McClurkin’s song called “Yes You Can”; and the
lyrics are, “Yes you can, you can do anything if you try, just try, but you
have to believe and rely on what you have inside, you can make it, through your
trials, for your trials will just make you strong, you can do anything”. I believe that these are the words that explain what it
really means to prosper, because when you believe in God and fill your spirit
with the Word of God, nothing can stand in your way.
God said that he will make you the head and not the tail, and the battle
is not yours, it’s the Lords. I
think this is the foundation and the meaning of prospering naturally and
Stephanie is a Senior at Lakeview High School in San Angelo, TX.