Most of us desire security so we can be free to do what we want. However, physical blessings often lead us to be less dependent upon God. When things are going well we don’t seek God like we do when we’re needy. Physical prosperity often decreases our awareness of our need for God. In order to change the negative dynamic between physical prosperity and spiritual blessings—we must change our perspective about our need for Him. We need Him more than we comprehend. He is the pulse of our heart beat.

We are blind if we believe we can live independent from Him. He gives us everything—right down to our ability to think and reason. When King Nebuchadnezzar declared his pride and independence from God, God took his mind and let him live like a wild animal for seven years. After he finally acknowledged his need for God and God restored his mind, he said: “At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation…

…all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, ‘What have you done?’ Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.” (Daniel‬ ‭4:34-35, 37)

Our independence and pride are the greatest threats to our freedom and prosperity.

God is the giver of all goodness. When we walk humbly with Him, rather in the pride of our independence, we reap the blessings of His goodness!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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