POSITIVE FORCES TO DEVELOP IN LIFE (2) - EPHESIANS 1:3, 2 PETER 1:4-5

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Bible in a year: Joshua 3:1-4:24, Luke 14:7-35, Psalm 80:1-19, Proverbs 12:27-28

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May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! Ephesians 1:3 (AMP)

 

We will continue today to look at the forces to build into our lives so as to live in the provision and blessing of God for our lives and also convert the heavenly blessings to physical realities.

3. Develop A Sound Mind: God has structured life in such a way that the spirit sees a vision of what God wants to do and then the mind will find the steps to bring it to pass. II Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” A lot of Christians today have very weak minds and this can be traced to two sources namely:

i.Lack of spiritual study and

ii.Lack of intellectual study

As believers, it is imperative that the study of the Bible, sound Christian books and other intellectual enhancing books be made a priority for effective functioning. You cannot achieve beyond how much your mind can conceive and understand. You must regularly boost your mind through constant study. All readers are not leaders but all leaders are readers. 

4. Develop A Diligent Hand: No matter how gifted you are, you need diligence to develop the gift. Your talent alone is never enough. Cultivate the following habits; Be thorough, hardworking, careful, industrious and attentive in everything that is committed to your hands. 

Proverbs 10:4 “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” 

This is the major key that can translate heavenly blessings to physical realities: Work, work work! Get busy to work with your hands. God said whatsoever the righteous man does shall prosper (Ps. 1:3). This simply means that a man can have divine backup and still be small in life if he has a slack hand.

Prayer: Lord, teach my hand to labor, teach my mind to grow and enlarge in capacity. Anoint me to perceive beyond the ordinary. Show me where and how to labor so that my days will be fulfilled in Jesus’ name. Amen.