Centering on God perpares our hearts and strengthens us for the day. In that quiet place He comforts us, He instructs us, He listens to us. There we learn to love Him and worship Him again; we esteem His words and defers to Him once more. We get Him fresh perspective on the problems and possibilities of our day.
Once you’ve made the Word of God final authority in your life, your first step to victory over the attacks of the enemy is to go to the Word and lay hold of God’s promises concerning your situation.
Be a Blessing: If traditional religion has taught you that God wants your poor and oppressed, I have good news for you today. The Bible says, “God takes pleasure” in your prosperity. God wants you to prosper! Not just in the financial realm but in every area of your life., spirit, soul, and body. No matter where you are or who you are, Gods want to see you delivered from every adverse situation. Why? Because He loves you and has a job for you to do. He wants you to help meet the needs of mankind and He’s smart enough to know that you can’t give away what you don’t have. You can’t give to spread the gospel or buy food for the hungry when you’re broke. You can’t go out laying hands on the sick when you’re lying in a hospital bed. You can’t minister joy to others when you’re being held captive by depression. No! You have to be blessed to be a blessing. If you really want to tap into the riches of God today, make up your mind to be a blessing to others, and before you know it, you’ll be receiving more from than you ever dream. That’s what happened to me. I decided years ago, first and foremost, to be a giver. I developed a lifestyle of giving. Today, I literally “live to give.” And I don’t mind telling you, God dumps blessings on me by the truckload! He’ll do the same for if you’ll become His servant – if you’ll lay down time and your money and your love for those who need it. Become a giver – and God will take pleasure in prospering you! Read Scripture Genesis 12:12, 12:1-4.