The Source of Your Success
There is no question we live in one of the most prosperous of ages. And many Christians today live in tremendous prosperity.
It is pretty easy to look at all we have accomplished, and the wealth we have accumulated, and feel pretty good about ourselves.
Today, I want you to read Psalm 44:1-3. It contains a powerful truth and reminder,
We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, the deeds You did in their days, in days of old: You drove out the nations with Your hand, but them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them.
Any good thing that you and I possess is the result of God's hand and nothing less. It is not because we are something special or because we are so intelligent.
When everything is said and done, we are not going to be able to point to our own arm or our own intelligence or our own ability. We will only be able to stand back and say, "Look what the Lord has done."
If you are prosperous today, I want you to know that it is the result of God's hand and God's arm working on your behalf.
As you look to the future, if you are going to experience the fullness of what He has for you, it will indeed be the result of the power of His Spirit working in your life. Not your ingenuity, not your human striving, not the power of your flesh, but the power of His Spirit.
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