"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
How great is this! Not only does God have have a plan for us, it is not to harm us, better yet, it is to prosper us! Of course, when we think of the word "prosper" we think of things like a promotion at work, or more money, or succesful business. We don't stop to think of things like being happy in our life, or our family being spiritually healthy, or even success spreading the message of God's love. How low our standards are for our lives.
We think that the most we can hope for is to be fabulously successful in business or terrifically wealthy, when in reality that's small potatoes on the things that matter most. Knowing true peace when trouble comes our way. Knowing that our children, friends and loved ones can know this source of peace as well. Feeling true happiness that money cannot buy. These are riches that cannot be counted by your bank account or which rung of the ladder you have ascended to.
Do you want to know how you too can be prosperous? It's simple. All you have to do is have a real relationship with God. It's not simply a matter of believing, but of following. Many people knew who Jesus was, not many followed him. Only those who followed had daily conversations with him, learned from him, and loved him deeply. It is a matter of relationship, and this relationship will make you one of the world's richest people.