Abundance is a total package!

‘Abundance is not a myth, nor is it mystical. This isn’t something undisclosed, 007-style secret code keeping you from world class achievement… true abundance and a rich, rewarding lifestyle are simpler than you think.’

Abundance Now, Pgs. 4-5

 

‘The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;’

Psalm 24:1 (NRSV)

Dear Prosperity Partners and Friends,

May God bless you and all that concerns you, abundantly! Thanks so much for joining us for this year’s Adventure in Faith series of lessons (AIF). What a great time to follow God’s lead and
experience transformation in mind, body, and affairs.

For years, I’ve dubbed AIF as an annual ‘make-over’ series that reminds us that we don’t have to conform to life as it appears. Romans 12:2 confirms that we can be ‘transformed by the renewing of our mind…’ As we become willing to change, God leads us into becoming the change we wish to see. Our lives are vastly improved.

During the next seven weeks, we’ll visit the seven areas of life: Spiritual, Mental/Emotional, Physical, Relational, Social, Vocational and Financial. In this season of life, where do you believe God is leading you to Level Up your expression of abundance? Why not intentionally spend more time in God’s presence to get a sense of your life’s direction. The journey of change and transformation is so much easier when God is leading the way. Do you agree?

Be patient with yourself. We don’t always understand the ways of God, but we know that God’s
ways are higher than our ways, as Isaiah 55:9 says.

Last Sunday’s lesson reminded us that Abundance is a TOTAL PACKAGE! It includes all the good that God wants for us. Don’t limit your abundance to one or two areas of life. See it as ALL-Inclusive. See yourself as a child of God with exclusive privileges to access it all.

Steve Harvey’s comments in the Introduction to the book, Abundance Now, by Lisa Nichols confirms that:

1. You have abundance waiting inside of you, right now.
2. The seeds of greatness wait for your water so they can grow.
3. Get help to navigate you to your destination.

The Holy Spirit is the guide who leads you into greater paths of abundance. It is the same Holy
Spirit that equips you with seeds of greatness, anoints you and appoints you to experience the
abundance that is rightfully yours. It is the Holy Spirit who compels you to live a life of
abundance that glorifies God and is a blessing and benediction to you, your family, and others.

God uses ‘ordinary people’ to do extraordinary things. Growing up in poverty conditions
doesn’t mean you are forever confined to a life of scarcity. Too many people have proven that a
breakthrough from limiting conditions is possible. However, the first breakthrough is in the
mind. Poverty and scarcity are mindsets that can be faced and overcome even though the
limiting conditions remain the same.

The author of our AIF text, Lisa Nichols, tells us that she began to shift her mindset from
scarcity to abundance while using a towel for her son’s diaper. Her limited bank account
prevented her from buying diapers, but it didn’t limit her decision to shift her mindset from
scarcity and poverty to abundance. If she can dream of a better life and accept abundance
while unable to afford diapers, we can begin the shift from scarcity to abundance right where
we are and just as we are. Let’s do it right NOW!

Remember this:

1. God has not limited your abundance. Therefore, your first step in levelling up to abundance is to decide what abundance looks like for you. ‘Begin with the end in mind’ says, Stephen Covey.

Define Abundance, so that you can aim for it and make your aim non-negotiable but flexible in terms of how you ‘get there.’ Your friends, social media, family, the billboards can’t define the abundance lessons that are yours to learn and live. God is leading you to greater abundance. Will you follow?

2. Your decisive thoughts about abundance will never exceed your expression of abundance. ‘For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.’ Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)

Nothing happens until you decide. Energy flows in the direction of your decision. Have you made a decision for Abundance, Now? Connect with God and determine what area of life is calling you to ‘Level Up’ at this time.

3. To uplevel your abundance consciousness you must first decide on an area of your life that you’re willing to accept greater levels of abundance. Join a support group. There is energy in working in a collective space.

God is always leading us, but it is up to us to follow. Once you have a sense of God’s direction
for you on this abundance adventure, be sure to define what ideal abundance looks like in that
area of your life. Now is the time to rise above appearances and go from broke and broken to
prosperity and a possibility that far exceeds anything you currently imagine. With the help of the
Holy Spirit, you can accept for yourself a future with hope and an abundance of all that matters
to you and is a blessing to others.


Let’s pray

God,

Thank you for leading me to the path of abundance that is right for me. I confidently expect You to lead me into right action as my consciousness is up-levelled to receive greater abundance than I ever imagined possible.

Thanks, God. Amen.

Empowered to Get It Done,
Rev. Sheila

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