He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Proverbs 22:9 (KJV)
We have a bountiful eye when we have confidence that God will supply all of our needs. This causes us to come from a place of abundance rather than lack, and so our natural response becomes to give and share out of what we have. And as we do, we find that it is always given back unto us.
Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you. Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.
Job 22:21-22 (NKJV)
Knowing God will always lead to good coming to us. The more we lay up His Word in our hearts, the more will we find ourselves at peace regardless of any circumstances. When we confidently stand on the Father’s promises to us in Christ Jesus, we will reign victorious in all of the arenas of our life.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 1:17 (KJV)
The just are called to live by faith. Each day we ought to exercise our muscle of faith. In simplest terms, this means we agree with what God has said about us, we believe the promises of God for our lives. We are not moved by what we can see in the natural or feel in our emotions, we are moved only by the Word of God! We live by faith because faith enables what is already true about us in Christ to manifest in our day to day lives.
But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
Matthew 12:15 (KJV)
The Bible tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. What He did two thousand years ago He is still doing today, and this includes physical healing. God does not use sickness to try and teach us lessons, but much rather is He the one who heals us. We receive physical healing in they same way we receive anything else from the Lord: by faith. This means we stand on the Word that says we are right now healed with His stripes regardless of how it looks or feels, and we continue in faith until the manifestation shows up.
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 (KJV)
God indwelling us by His Holy Spirit compels us to want to love one another. As we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who is at work in us, we will find ourselves being led more fully into living a life of love, kindness and compassion as we receive God’s love for us in Christ.
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isaiah 43:7 (KJV)
We have been created for the glory of God. This means our purpose for existing as born again children of the Most High God is so that we may be vessels and instruments through which His goodness can manifest in this world. We live not for ourselves, but for Him who has called us to a magnificent purpose and destiny.
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Psalm 107:22 (KJV)
Thanksgiving becomes a sacrifice anytime we go against our emotions. When we refuse to allow negative emotions to rule us, and instead focus on the goodness of God and the many things we may thank Him for, we are offering up the sacrifices of thanksgiving. A grateful heart will lead to a heart filled with joy, and out of a joy-filled heart we find ourselves declaring God’s goodness over our lives.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:2 (KJV)
Grace is the revelation that God has made available anything we will ever need through the finished works of Jesus. Faith is how we access what grace has provided. And so let us embrace by faith that our needs are met, and that the solution to every challenge has been provided. When we believe this and live out from it, we will see the evidence of it manifest in our life.
Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Psalm 96:2 (KJV)
Praise and worship are ways of showing forth God’s salvation. Showing forth His salvation means to stand upon the truth that the victory has already been won and the enemy has already been defeated. This celebrant attitude puts us in place of being expectant of seeing God’s favor and blessings in our life.
And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 3:19 (KJV)
Being filled with all the fullness of God is to know His love in and through Christ Jesus. This surpasses intellectual knowledge and must be known in the heart. When it sinks into our hearts just how much He loves us, our lives cannot help but overflow with His goodness.