“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
I don’t know about you, but I love this deeply heartening and uplifting prayer found in 3 John 1:2. Did you know that this is God’s desire for you today, as His beloved child?
That’s right, the Bible tells you plainly that God wants you to prosper in all things and be in health. And “all things” covers all things, meaning that even when you think something is small and seemingly insignificant, it is significant to God. He wants you to experience success even in that area!
HE CARES ABOUT THE DETAILS
You might be thinking, Does God really bother about what’s going on in my life when He’s got an entire universe to run?
It might surprise you, but He does. He even keeps track of the number of hairs on your head (see Luke 12:7), something you wouldn’t care to do! So just imagine how much more God cares about the things that do matter to you, however big or small they are. If it’s troubling you, He wants to take care of it.
My ministry has received so many testimonies where God did just that. From healing fourth-stage cancer and delivering many from addictions, to providing better-paying jobs and restoring broken relationships, to healing simple sore throats, He’s done it all. He’s not just God Almighty, but He’s also your Abba Father—your Daddy God who cares for you affectionately and watchfully (see 1 Peter 5:7, AMPC).
Let me share with you a testimony that shows how no problem or detail is too insignificant for God.
Bonnie’s daughter had lost her wallet, which contained her driver’s license, social security card, debit card, their family’s credit card, and several gift cards. They thought she might have dropped it at a certain gas station, so they drove back there, looked for it high and low, and spoke to the attendant about it. But the wallet couldn’t be found. However, Bonnie encouraged her daughter to pray over the situation. Her daughter also reminded herself that God loved her and cared for her.
Three days after the wallet was lost, they found it in their mailbox—with everything intact! “Not one penny, gift card, or any other item had been taken from it,” Bonnie wrote, rejoicing.
Wow, praise the Lord! God not only restored the lost wallet, but He also ensured that all its contents, down to the smallest detail, were returned. He truly wants you to enjoy His supply and success in all things, my friend!
Today, perhaps you see roadblocks to your thriving in a certain area. Instead of growth or increase, you see lack. Or perhaps you’ve lost something. It could be your job, an important relationship, or your health. My friend, remember that the Lord cares about every matter that troubles you, and He wants you to experience wholeness and success in those areas. Like Bonnie’s daughter, invite the Lord into your situation by just talking to Him about it. And when you do, expect to see His supply, healing, and restoration, knowing that when He restores no detail escapes His attention!
THE WAY TO SUCCEED IN ALL THINGS
Does God’s Word tell us how we can succeed in all things and be in health? Absolutely. 3 John 1:2 itself gives us the key in these words: “just as your soul prospers.” In other words, a soul that is prospering or thriving is what causes all other areas of your life to thrive as well.
Today, if you’re feeling bitter, depressed, or anxious, if your soul feels weary and dry, start nourishing and watering it with God’s Word. Feed and meditate on Scriptures that remind you of who you are in His eyes—His deeply loved and highly favored child. Live every day refreshed by how your Abba Father is for you and will never withhold any of His blessings from you (see Rom. 8:32).
Jesus Himself lived life that way. Even before He had healed a single person, multiplied loaves for multitudes, or raised the dead, He had first received His Father’s love (see Matt. 3:17). And wouldn’t you agree that of all people, Jesus truly prospered in all things?
So my friend, will you start receiving God’s unfailing love for you today? You can begin by meditating on verses like 3 John 1:2, where He calls you His beloved. And it won’t be long before you begin to see yourself thriving in all things!
*Name of testimony-giver has been changed to protect her privacy.
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