â€œCall unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.â€ (Jer. 33: 3)
Have you noticed that all over the internet, in bookstores, and on Oprah â€˜theyâ€™ have found the secret? So-called hidden secrets are available for the ultimate in health, wealth and everything you need to lead a satisfied, wonderful and purposeful life. These secrets can be bought for big money, along with consultations by â€˜enlightenedâ€™ persons.
The plain truth is that there is absolutely nothing new under the sun. In fact, the many books, motivational speakers and counseling firms claiming to have this secret, are elaborating on a book written over a hundred years ago. James Allen, the author of As A Man Thinketh, discovered the Biblical principle that what and how you think affects your whole life.
This is absolutely true! Although many have taken this manâ€™s wisdom to heart and profited greatly by it, they donâ€™t know the whole story and the original Author behind the truth!
I am here to encourage you that God has a unique purpose for you. He is the one who puts desires in your heart and encourages you:
â€œRemember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.â€
In other words, He does not want you to dwell on all the bad stuff in your past, but move on:
â€œTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.â€ (2 Cor. 5: 17)
Furthermore, and most importantly, He tells you:
â€œAnd be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.â€ (Rom. 12: 2)
You see here that God very much wants you to focus your thoughts on Him and what He wants for your life. He wants you to have a clear mind with no worries, trusting that He is your Provider for all your needs.
He does not want you to have a care in the world. All you need to do is bring all your needs in prayer to Him, thanking Him in advance for the result. God honors your faith. You will be in His perfect peace when your mind trusts completely in His provision for your life. Furthermore, He wants your thoughts to be riveted to everything that is true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of high moral value. (Phil. 4: 6-8)
The beautiful thing is that He doesnâ€™t leave you stranded by yourself. He has given you a Helper. The Holy Spirit is there to guide you. He will lead you to know Godâ€™s Perfect Will for your life. The more you develop the habit of spending daily quality time with Him, meditating on His Word, the clearer His Will for your situation will become.
Without a close inter-relationship, you may ask Him whatsoever you want, and wonder why He doesnâ€™t seem to hear you. He may even give you your wish. But, be aware that it may end up being disastrous for you. His perfect timing is also important. He will show you His best for you when youâ€™re emotionally and spiritually ready to receive it!
â€œYe ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it on your lusts.â€ (Jas 5: 3)
God wants you to have riches! He is a big God! He has even crowned you with glory and honor, and made you to have dominion over the works of your hands. (Ps. 8: 5-6)
Furthermore, He has promised to bless you so much in all things that the blessings wonâ€™t just follow you, but overtake you! In other words, they will show up even before you ask for them, if you obey His commandments. (Deut. 28: 2)
Therefore: â€œTrust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.â€ (Ps. 37: 6)