(There’s More To Life Than Physical Things)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 12:15 NIV
“…He (Jesus) said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.””
Would it surprise you to know that there are people in prison today who are joyful and more at peace than many who are free and have all the nice things the heart can desire? That’s because joy isn’t dependent on your surroundings and circumstances; it’s in your spirit.
This is what the apostles had, such that even when they didn’t have life’s material comforts, they remained enthusiastic about the gospel. When they were oppressed, persecuted, and imprisoned for preaching Jesus, they were full of joy. So, joy and satisfaction aren’t in material things but from your spirit.
There’s more to life than the world’s symbols of prosperity. True prosperity is about the triumph of God’s Word in your life. It’s having God’s grace upon your life, which causes everything you’re involved with to succeed.
It’s having the totality of God’s blessings and grace and the enablement to impart the same to others also. And this brings with it happiness, peace, and fulfilment.
How prosperous do you want to be? How glorious do you want your life to be? If you’d meditate on the Word, you’ll have all-around prosperity and true satisfaction! You’ll be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit all year round!
Your leaves will not wither, and whatsoever you do shall prosper. Make the Word your delight and meditation, and your life will be full of glory.
Philippians 4:11-12; Hebrews 13:5
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for showing me what true satisfaction is. Your Word has taken centre stage and continually triumphs in my life. I completely depend on your promotion, prosperity, and supply always. Thank you for these, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 24:13-35, 2 Samuel 9-11
Mark 6:45-56, Numbers 4
Study and meditate on scriptures that teach about contentment such as Matthew 6:25-34, Hebrews 13:5-6, and 1 Timothy 6:3-11.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.