Friday, March 12, 2021

Cling to God's Promises

If you are struggling in your finances and in your faith, let me encourage you to take God at his word. Below I have put important promises from God. Read, obey, and do exactly what these verses say. Hold God to his word. Expect that he'll do as he promised. Read the Bible, be obedient, and give as he demands. Then, he promises that you will be successful and prosperous. That's his promise. It is clearly documented (see the verses below). If you do these things and he does not bless you as he has promised, then it is safe to say that theses verses are a lie.

So, read God's word (the Bible) and when you see a promise, you cling to it and trust in him solely to fulfill his promise. If you see something going differently than he promised, pray immediately and tell him that he promised and tell him that you are clinging to that. Remind him that you've done what he has demanded, expecting that he would hold up his part of the promise. Tell him that you are trusting in him and his promises. Have faith that he'll fulfill his promises.

If he doesn't, then it's safe to assume that I am completely wrong and these verses are either (1) a lie, or (2) only meant for the specific people that it was spoken to thousands of years ago and not applicable to Christians today. But, if that be the case, then what else in the Bible can we not trust in? So, you see...there are promises in the Bible, and God has a reputation to upload of being trustworthy. So, all of my faith is in God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit, and I expect them to fulfill their promises as I do my part as written in their word.

Do God's will and expect him to do as he promised. Talk to him everyday, and if something starts going contrary to what he promised, tell him about it. This is a relationship. It's a two way street.

Here are the verses I'm clinging to for my career as a stock trader.

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You do not have because you do not ask God (James 4:2).


I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (John 14:13-14).


If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you (John 15:7).


Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24).


Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened (Matthew 7:7-8).


This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him (1 John 5:14-15).


God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants (Psalm 35:27).


Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. Blessings and prosperity will be yours (Psalm 128:1-2).


If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment (Job 36:11).


Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:8).


He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless (Proverbs 2:7).


Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor (Proverbs 21:21).


Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever (Psalm 112:1-3).


Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life (Proverbs 22:4-9).


The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it (Proverbs 10:22).


A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous (Proverbs 13:22).


To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God (Ecclesiastes 2:26). 


With wisdom are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. Wisdom walks in the way of righteousness, bestowing a rich inheritance and making treasuries full (Proverbs 8:18-21). 


Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it (Malachi 3:10). 


Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you (Luke 6:38). 


A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25). 


Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God (Ecclesiastes 5:19).


King David prospered in all he did for the Lord was with him (1st Samuel 18:14).


The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered (Genesis 39:2).


In everything that he undertook in obedience to the law and commands, he sought God and worked wholeheartedly, and so he prospered (2nd Chronicles 31:21).


Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth (Proverbs 10:4-14).


All who are prudent act with knowledge (Proverbs 13:16).


Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will stand before kings (Proverbs 22:29).


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