3 John 1:2 says, “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may prosper in all things just as your soul prospers.”
Your soul is the spirit or essence of you. It is what makes you who you are. It is that part of you that never dies. Your soul is the driver in the body. It is the “roohu” or spirit or Atman, the presence of what makes the physical body alive.
When God made man He breathed soul into him. Don’t believe me..? In Genesis 2:7, it says, Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul. So the soul is the part of you that connects with God. Soul literally means “life.”
So here the scripture says I pray that in every way you may prosper in all things even as your soul prospers. The disciple John was concerned about the physical and spiritual well being of the person he was writing this letter to. That lets me know that God is concerned about our total well being not just our spiritual well being. God wants you to be whole, prospering in every way in all things even as your soul, your life, your physical body, your finances, your family life, your health and wealth prospers. God desires that you live the God kind of life, the Zoe life, the good life. The life that does not neglect your body and physical health nor indulence of the body’s sinful nature. As believers, we must be careful to take care of our physical needs and discipline our bodies in order to be in the best shape for God’s service. God is concerned for both your body and your soul prospering.
There was a time when I didn’t trust and believe that I could prosper. You know we have a tendency to think that prospering is for someone else. Has there ever been a time in your life when you didn’t totally believe that prospering was for you? That’s why I am so passionate about writing this. I want you to know that prosperity belongs to you and I want you to own your greatness and be all God created you to be. Did you know it is our job to believe that we should be prospering even as our soul prospers and that we should be prospering in every area. Did you know that there is enough prosperity to go around so that everyone can be prosperous? You don’t ever have to covet what another person has because you can live your prosperous life. If you believe the Word of God then you know God is all about growth and increase. He wants to make you successful. Why would God send His Son? Yes, to set us free from sin and to live life prospering in every way.
I want to leave you with this thought. I want to empower and encourage you to examine your thinking which is crucial to prospering. The Word of God states “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” If you never commit to believing the Word and walking in it, you will never know what this prosperous life can offer. Remember, as a Christian or believer, your thoughts (ideas) are things. They create action and produce results. Whatever state of mind you have, creates your behavior. It manifests in the way you talk, walk and even write. Ultimately, it creates what you have in your life -your health and your wealth. It creates abundance, success or lack of it (you prospering as your soul prospers). So lets think thoughts that support and respect you, and as a result that’s what you will experience.
Lastly, keep walking on your path and moving forward trusting God’s Word. Prospering in this life is in your next step. Your purpose is calling you and I believe you are closer than you’ve ever been. God can do anything. There are unlimited possibilities in Him. You can do this! Go on Girl, the world is waiting on you to show up bold, beautiful and most of all YOU! Prosper even as your soul prospers.
I approve this message
We are Winning in the Kingdom!
-Milkia Waller aka Milki Way, a gift of God and gifted of God & so are you!