Quote: The Good Life Without the Sweat

25 Apr

Defining ‘good life’: In my book Supernatural Provision I give significant time to explain that the ‘good life’ does not guarantee that we will live in opulence or luxury.  The Scriptural standard is, “with food and raiment be therewith content”.  Our hearts must come to peace with this, while we let God establish what His measure of grace is in each season of our lives.  “Godliness with contentment is great gain” — O, there is so much freedom in not striving, sweating or straining to ‘get more’!!!  Let Him decide.  Learn to live within His provision.  He’s promised to do abundantly above all we could ask or imagine.  Get ready to be surprised!!!  — MLH

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?” – Matt 6:26

Most people are of the opinion that the good life does not happen without hard work and buckets of sweat.  They believe that to achieve success, you first need to have this educational certificate, that professional qualification, this particular job and that many years of hard work.  I have good news for you: God has a better way.

We all must work, but the world wants you to believe that there is a natural process of sowing, reaping and gathering, accompanied by waiting, toiling and stress, before the good life actually comes.  But God says, “My people do not need to go through this natural process to enjoy the good life for they are not of this world’s system.  They can operate out of My economy and I can give them the good life straightaway!”

In the same way that God feeds the birds which do not go through the sow-then-reap-then-gather system of the world, He wants to and will do much more for you!

Your heavenly Father wants you to know the generosity of His heart toward you and how much He wants to make you successful.  Today, God wants you to know that you are not of the world’s system.  You are of the kingdom of God—the same kingdom that feeds the birds that do not toil, but simply trust their Creator for all their provisions in life.  Be convinced that you are of more value to your heavenly Father than the birds, and let Him give you the good life without the toiling and laboring of the world.

From Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations – 4/25/2014




4 Responses to “Quote: The Good Life Without the Sweat”

  1. Tom Wieczorek April 25, 2014 at 9:34 AM #

    Mark, A very timely message during these times when anxiety and competition for jobs seem to prevail, amidst the anger and division that has torn so many apart due to politics and worldly matters. Now is the time to pray and listen for “that still,small voice”, that we might know God’s will for ourselves; and to trust in Jesus Christ and Jehovah Jireh, our Provider. God keep you and love you all.

    • marklhen April 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM #

      Right Tom, Sooner or later we’ll have to reckon with the fact that God really is our Supplier. Right now we may think that we supply for ourselves… that it’s all about us. But just a little bump in the road… where we can’t ‘supply for ourselves’… and then we’ll have to grapple with trusting God for provision. Why not be proactive… trust on purpose… build our trust muscles by starting with baby steps? The ‘good life’ is waiting for us. Blessings Tom!!!

  2. Mel Wild April 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM #

    Good stuff, Mark! Most problems people have with piling up debt is because they’ve been sold a different value system than the Kingdom’s. If we valued peace and rest as much as money, we would see it and want it more. Your book is an awesome resource to get people on the right track to real financial freedom. The “no sweat” freedom in the Father’s embrace! Blessings.

    • marklhen April 25, 2014 at 11:14 PM #

      Jesus came to lift off the ‘toil’ factor. “Consider the lilies that neither toil nor spin…” He’s all about us finding His yoke that is easy and burden that is light. Can that really be right?!?!? Can it really be that good? You betcha!!! He don’t lie!!!

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