Many Christians will quote you this verse partly… the part the Lord says “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” What’s funny is that many Christians very quickly forget that the Bible should not be read out of context. My brother, my sister, from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with God’s blessings to ma. Even the first words that God spoke to man were about his blessing. But in between, sin and curse happened. Yet, in His amazing love and compassion, Jesus was sent to reconcile us to God and restore us to our blessings (Galatians 3:14). Yet, many people, including Christians, are not contented with what they have and most are even controlled by the spirit of poverty that makes them want to hoard things of the world for themselves at all cost. My friend, God blesses you to be a blessing (Genesis 22:18). Desiring to hoard the things of the world will make it hard for you to share, even what we don’t need and even make you selfish as you will always expect to receive from others but never give. And as long as someone behaves this way, it is difficult for that person to thrive. Let me remind that prosperity does not mean that everyone will be a millionaire. The prosperity that comes from God starts from within you and simply means that you have what you need and that you enjoy what you have. Some people have great wealth in this world but do not enjoy because they do not have health or are dependent on the world. Therefore anyone who has the spirit of poverty will never be satisfied or enjoy what they have because they certainly do not trust in the Lord who provides, that’s why they are afraid to lack. But the Word of God tells us this : “godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6). So, my friend, where do you stand? Let’s finish this meditation today with two stories of people who are free from the Spirit of poverty: the poor widow who gave all she had (Luke 21:2) and the tax collector, Zacchaeus, who was ready to refund people four times (Luke 19:1-8). My friend, when you really trust the Lord for your provision, you will give, you will be generous… And you will give in love, with love, like the poor widow who retained Jesus’ attention, and above all you will be satisfied with your present circumstances and with what you have for God himself is telling you not to worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). stay blessed in Jesus’ name.