It’s where you focus and where you obtain wisdom that determines if you are spiritually prosperous or not.
If we speak to the Lord about the Word, the Word will speak to us about the Lord. ~ Warren Wiersbe
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. Psalm 1:3 NLT
• Drinking the “Holy Spirit” (1 Cor 10:4)
• Washing in “The Word of God” (Eph 5:26)
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. Ps 1:1
Disconnection from God is a process for Christians that is pushed along by the influence of the world.
Two Choices of Influence:
The world will lead you to judgment.
Follow → Stand → Join
We are to be in the world but not of the world.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Rom 12:2
The Word will lead you to joy. (godly Wisdom)
But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. Ps 1:2
Personal Spiritual Fruit
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Gal 5:22-23
You can only become spiritually rich when you realize you were born into spiritual poverty.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:3
Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! Matt 5:3 Amplified
Distributing The Fruit to Change The World
• Godly Character
• Active member of God’s local family
• God’s love with skin (kindness, generosity)
• Worshiping God in all areas of life.
• Showing and Telling others the Good News of life change
Royal Farris Life Connection Church Euless, TX