November 16, 2023
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1: 2
There are times when it doesn't seem that anything goes right. It seems like every time we take one step there is something taking us back three steps. It appears that no matter how hard we try we just cannot catch a break. We may begin to ask ourselves what did we do to be in the situation, and it feels like everything in the world is against us. There are even times when we have convinced ourselves this is the way that God wants it to be for us. In the Scripture it is clear what God wants for you. Above all things He wants you to prosper. I know it may not feel that way to you because you are in a struggle right now, but God wants you to prosper in every aspect of your life. He not only wants you to prosper, but God wants you to be in good health. It is important no matter how old you are to take care of yourself and eat right and exercise because God wants you to be in health. God also wants your soul to prosper, meaning He wants you to grow in the knowledge of who He is in your life. You have to take the time to read His Word and pray and build your relationship with Him. I pray you may prosper in every aspect of your life, no matter how dark and dreary it may be now or how tough the road is. I pray you may be prosperous on your job, financially, and every way God wants you to. I pray you will be in good health and The Lord would continue to bless you beyond measure. I pray above all your soul would prosper in The Lord, and that you may know Him more and more each day, and learn to trust, and depend on Him in every area of your life. God loves you and so do I, may He continue to bless you and smile on you. God’s desire for me is to prosper and be in good health, and what He wants for me shall come to pass in my life. Since I know I am going to prosper and be in good health, I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for the prosperity of my soul that you have declared for my life. Thank you that your desire for me is to be in good health, so I can be a witness for you everywhere I go. Thank you for every blessing you have poured into my life. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY