God is the Awesome Creator of the Universe. He made the universe, and then chose a tiny speck on it to host His most special creation – human beings. The many things that are unique to the earth and unique in our human DNA and makeup point to the design of a Loving Creator.
The Bible teaches that God is love. God loves you. He wants you to enjoy His love. The greatest fulfillment that anyone can know is to give and receive God’s love. We were made by God for that.
It has been said that God’s love is unconditional but His blessings are not. God’s blessings flow when you live in harmony with God’s principles. The blessing can stop flowing when you start to think and act foolishly. Do not confuse God’s blessings with God’s love. If things are not working out nicely for you at the moment it does not mean that God does not love you. It does mean that you either need to change your thinking, be patient or both. We all have difficult times. Sometimes they are perplexing. But looking back, we can usually see how if we had been less ignorant, and if we had had more patience, it would have been much better for us. God wants us to have more knowledge and patience now. He wants us to be spiritually rich. It is God’s will for us to be full of God’s love, and to know the wisdom of God.
The greatest blessing we can know, the greatest riches we can have, is the riches of having an intimate relationship with Our Creator. To some doubters it may seem foolish, but truly, God does want to communicate with you and with me. God is good, and to truly know Him brings the greatest fulfillment and pleasure that anyone could know. If knowing a human person on a physical level through sex can bring pleasure and fulfillment, how much more knowing Almighty God on a spiritual eternal level through faith can bring pleasure and fulfillment! And how much more enduring and worthwhile could a true relationship with God be!
To be spiritually rich is to full of the personal knowledge of God. This can only happen when your spirit is made new through faith in God. Sin has marred us, but God wants to restore us. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus died on a cross to suffer spiritual death in your place, so that you could have spiritual life. He was forsaken by God that you could be accepted into God’s family. After that Jesus rose again, proving His superiority over evil. That is the great love of Jesus for you.
I would like to prove to you that God wants you to be spiritually rich. Jesus said,
“The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10)
The word translated “life” here in the Greek is “zoe” which refers to the life of God, spiritual life. Jesus expressly states that he wants YOU to have that spiritual LIFE more abundantly. Praise God!
John said, “Beloved I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2). This apostle was very much in touch with the heart of God, and John knew that God wants our souls to prosper. They prosper when we make the changes that allow the love of God to flow in our lives!
Out of spiritual riches will flow God’s wisdom for your life. When you are spiritually rich you will be thinking not just about yourself and your needs. God will be supplying those. Instead, you will be very motivated to lift others up to enjoy more of what God has for them. You know that as you seek to bless others, more blessing will come back on you. You will want the love of God which you have known to be known by others.
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might be rich”. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
Jesus showed just how much he wants us to be spiritually rich by the fact that in order to make it possible, he gave up everything. He gave up everything with no guarantee that the people for whom he did this would ever take advantage of their new possibilities that He created for them. Jesus has done a lot for you. He SO wants you to know God’s love and wisdom. He died for that.
How To Make this Real in Your Life
If you don’t have that closeness with God that God wants for you, it is not because God is unwilling. Something has to change. It is not that God has to change. You and I have to change if we want a change in the quality of our relationship with God.
I urge you to call upon God through Jesus Christ, put your life in His hands and trust that His work on the cross makes it possible for you to have a new life. Then find out what things God hates in your life, the things that are blocking the flow of God’s love, and get rid of them. Keep searching and keep doing the thing God shows you, and you will enjoy spiritual wealth, no matter what your current situation is.
If you have already received Christ, but are not satisfied with the level of closeness you have with God, I encourage you to keep seeking God in prayer. And study, so that you can learn what might be blocking the flow of God in your life. And think about blessing others, not just yourself. That is a key to getting into harmony with God’s will.