When we abide in God’s presence, He causes us to prosper beyond our limited perspective of prosperity and success. Prosperity is not defined by the amount of material things we have, but
by the presence of God on our lives.

  1. Joseph was a slave, and yet God called him prosperous (Genesis 39:1, 2).
    1. Material possessions did not define his status. He prospered because God was with him.
      1. Everyone around him knew that the presence of God was with him.
      2. Is it apparent that God abides in and with you?
      3. If not, begin to spend time developing your relationship with Him by singing praises to Him, studying His Word, and praying in the Holy Spirit on a daily basis.
      4. We can ensure the presence of God is with us by developing in unconditional love.
      5. God wants us to remain rooted and grounded in love so that our actions reflect His character. Keep in mind God is love (Ephesians 3:14-21, AMP).

  2. God shows us the right path to take in life when we allow Him to lead us. However, we must abide in His presence to receive His direction (Psalm 16:1-11).
    1. In His presence is fullness of joy, and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
      1. Many times people are tempted to sin because they crave pleasure; however, in His right hand are pleasures far greater than what sin offers.
      2. As we seek Him, we should be aware that there are also answers in His presence to every challenge we face.
    2. We must be sure we are not so distracted that we cannot hear His still, small voice.

  3. “Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and think calmly think of
    that]!” (Psalm 84:4, AMP).

    1. He gives grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11, AMP).

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 39:1,2
  • Ephesians 3:14-21,AMP
  • Psalm 16:1-11
  • Psalm 84:4, 11, AMP
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church