Of all the things that you can do for the kingdom of God, developing affection toward the Lord is the greatest. Prospering in the things of God depends on your love and commitment to living for Him. Therefore, set your affection toward God so that you may position yourself to live in His divine presence and experience supernatural progress throughout life.


  1. There are five key foundations to prosperity.
    1. These foundations are: covenant, consecration, dedication, affection and addiction.

    2. The things of God cannot be accomplished on your behalf if the foundations of prosperity have been destroyed in your life (Psalm 11:3).
  2. Serve God with affection.
    1. Affection: “delightsome commitment; an expression of love.”

    2. When you’re affectionate toward God, you are excited about serving Him.

    3. If you fail to serve God with gladness of heart, you will become vulnerable to your enemies and eventually serve them (Deuteronomy 28:47-48).

    4. Rejoice over what God has done in your life, rather than complaining about your situation.

    5. It should never be a burden for you to serve the Lord (Jeremiah 23:36-40).
      1. God wants to be celebrated, not tolerated; He doesn’t want to be a burden to you.

      2. Don’t ever say that He’s “given you a burden” for something, because you’ll remove yourself from His presence.

    6. Giving without cheerfulness is a waste of time; it is has no future.

    7. Being affectionate toward God is your greatest commandment; it’s crucial (Matthew 22:37-40).

    8. King Solomon’s love toward the Lord opened the door for his being blessed with “supernatural plenty,” or abundance (1 Kings 3:3-5).

    9. Affection requires action.
      1. Example: How can you say you love God and not tithe (Malachi 3:9-10)?

      2. Example: God so loved the world that He gave His only Son (John 3:16).

    10. If your motives are selfish, don’t ask God for anything—He refuses to place another “god” in your life (James 4:3-4).

    11. When loving God is the motive behind all that you do, He reciprocates that love.

    12. Nothing good happens on your behalf if the Lord is not at the center of your life.

    13. Your quality of affection for God will determine your effectiveness in the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 13:3).

  3. Affection toward God leads to prosperity.
    1. Prosperity: “making satisfactory progress.”

    2. If you have not progressed beyond where you’ve been for years, something is out of place in your life.

    3. Never be satisfied with circumstances in your life that are less than God’s best.

    4. Your path through life should shine brighter every day (Proverbs 4:18).

    5. Being affectionate makes you a conqueror, just as King David was a conqueror who was able to “shake.”

    6. Delight in the Lord and His commandments, and you’ll prosper (Psalm 1:2; Psalm 112:1).

  4. When playing the Christian “game,” you must know the rules to win.
    1. Seek the Lord first and you won’t lack any good thing (Psalm 34:10).

    2. Don’t be a “money hunter,” or you’ll suffer.

    3. Lasting prosperity comes from carrying the divine presence of God.

    4. Set all of your might and affection toward the house of God, just as King David did (1 Chronicles 29:1-3).

    5. Investing in the kingdom of God is the greatest investment you can make.

    6. Follow this action plan for showing affection toward the things of God.
      1. Pray in the Holy Spirit (Jude 20-21).

      2. Examine your motives.

      3. Be committed to God, attend church and read the Bible.

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 11:3
  • Deuteronomy 28:47-48
  • Jeremiah 23:36-40
  • Matthew 22:37-40
  • 1 Kings 3:3-5
  • John 3:16
  • Malachi 3:9-10
  • James 4:3-4
  • 1 Corinthians 13:3
  • Proverbs 4:18
  • Psalm 1:2
  • Psalm 112:1
  • Psalm 34:10
  • 1 Chronicles 29:1-3
  • Jude 20-21

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Redeemed Church