For months, the Lord kept whispering to me,"I will prosper you." I believed the words, but applied my own understanding to the words.
I kept waiting for a financial upsurge, a surge in blog page views, or a period of prosperity to begin. However, the words," I will prosper you." do not just apply to earthly treasures.
I finally realized that my prosperity was spiritual, not financial. Understanding lit up the inside of my brain like a light bulb. My focus had been on the material, financial meaning of prosper, but the Biblical use of prosper does not just mean financial.
The word prosper, in Hebrew, has many shades of meaning. According to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, the original word for prosper is tsalach, or tsaleach. This is what I read:
a primitive root; to push forward, in various senses (literal or figurative, transitive or intransitive) -- break out, come (mightily), go over, be good, be meet, be profitable, (cause to, effect, make to, send) prosper (-ity, -ous, - ously).My spiritual relationship has pushed forward tremendously. The effect of my spiritual growth has been an increase in my work for the Lord, with a greater understanding of his plan for me. Today, the more I treasure the Lord, the more my heart will be there. Finances are not where I want my heart to be.