There’s a special place set aside just for you.
One with blessings and abundance. Debt freedom and the ability to give generously. You work, but you’re never stressed. Even better, you don’t have to toil. It’s a wonderful place. Psalm 66:12, KJV, calls it your “wealthy place.”
The land of Canaan was set aside for the Israelites. It was their wealthy place. Just like them, you have to journey to get yours, too. It’s a journey that can take 11 days or 40 years. And, yes, you could miss it altogether, but that’s never God’s will for you. He wants to give you the desires of your heart.
It isn’t an easy journey, but it isn’t a mysterious one, either. God has laid out the map to your wealthy place in His Word. We’re here to serve as your guide. So, let’s get moving. Your wealthy place is waiting for you!
1. Seek the Right Treasure First
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” –Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
You know what we believe here at KCM—God wants you to prosper. What we don’t believe? That a relationship with God is all about getting things from Him.
That’s what happens sometimes. Christians move from a ditch on one side of the road (not believing God wants us to prosper) to the ditch on the other side of the road (seeking God only for His blessings). That’s a serious wrong turn in the journey to your wealthy place.
What does Matthew 6:33 mean when it says to seek first His kingdom?
It means to love what He loves and hate what He hates. To obey Him without hesitation or compromise. To genuinely desire just to spend time with Him, to hear from Him, to pursue Him with everything in you, to find out more and more about Him. To hear from Him in the night, to learn about Him in His Word. To serve Him. To love others.
That’s what it means to seek first His kingdom.
Watch Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons teach you about prosperity and priorities.
In doing so, God says we’ll automatically wind up in our wealthy place. In this place, you’ll find a lot more than money. It’s a place where happiness abounds, healing and divine health are flowing, relationships flourish and yes, you’ll have more than enough financial wealth to meet your needs, your desires and the needs of others.
One of the best ways to find your wealthy place is to find your local church and get plugged in. The right church will help you seek the Kingdom first and put you on the road to whole-life prosperity. Read more about 2021—the Year of the Local Church HERE.
2. Believe Big. Ask Big.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” –Mark 11:24 (NIV)
People who are on the 40-year route to their wealthy place tend to hang out in the land of “almost enough” and sometimes even in the land of “not enough.” They might stir their faith at an anointed service, but at the first sign of resistance, they become grasshoppers in their own eyes and go crawling back to “almost good enough.”
Those who find their wealthy place refuse to do this. They know how to keep moving toward the destination, no matter what circumstances look like. And you can, too.
To do this, you need to believe big, ask big and then believe big some more. Did you know God tells us to ask Him for things 100 times in His Word? We should take the hint!
Some Christians chicken out and ask for “God’s will” or “something better” than what they have now, rather than being specific and honest about their hearts’ desires. Of course, we always want God’s will, but when He has already explicitly shared His will in His Word, we should act like we know what it is!
It’s impossible to please God without faith. And the bigger the faith, the better. The Promised Land had single grapes the size of cantaloupes. You have to really think big to ask for that kind of abundance—and you should!
Ask big this year. Don’t just ask for a raise—think about your dream position and your dream salary. Remember, you’re not asking for what you think is possible, you’re asking God for something only He can do. That’s when it gets really fun.
It’s time to expand your capacity to receive. The Israelites were held back by their small thinking. God’s greatest hindrance in getting you to your wealthy place is unbelief. So, believe big, ask big and move into your wealthy place!
Then, do this this next point…
3. Uncover His Plan for Your Wealthy Place
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one came to be.” –Psalm 139:16 (NIV)
God has a purpose for your wealthy place that goes far beyond providing financial blessings. When you’re living in financial blessings, happy relationships and divine health, it is for one thing—ministry.
You see, when you live differently than the world, they will be drawn to you. You’ll have what they want, and they’ll want to see if you can tell them how to get it. And you can!
But God’s plan for each person’s wealthy place is unique. That’s part of your journey—to listen to Him all the while to find out what He wants you to do with your abundance. Some people are called to support a ministry, others are called to start one of their own. Some are called to sow into orphanages, others to prisoners. That’s why it is so important that you uncover His plan for your wealthy place.
Your feeling of fulfillment will only come when you’re walking in His full will.
Need help finding your wealthy place? Find a prayer to help you get started HERE.
4. Protect Your Wealthy Place
“Above all else, guard your heart.” –Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
You’ve arrived! And hopefully you made it on the short path. So, now what?
Well, don’t think for a moment that Satan is going to just let you waltz into your wealthy place without any opposition. He came to steal, kill and destroy, and he has every intention of doing that in your life. The good news is, he has no authority—unless you open the door to your wealthy place and let him in.
How does the enemy gain access to a wealthy place?
You protect your wealthy place by doing just the opposite. Thanking and praising God for everything you have is the ultimate protection. Keeping yourself humble and knowing this wealthy place never would have come about without Him is also part of your security system. And finally, continuing to sow and reap will not only protect your wealthy place, but continue to increase it.
Just as a garden must be tended, so too must your wealthy place. Without maintenance, weeds move in and overtake it. Plants die. The lush green that once thrived can wither. The goodness of God in the land of the living now belongs to you. Guard your heart, and guard your land!
Now that you know the path to finding your wealthy place, it should no longer seem like a mystery to you. Your best life is out in front of you. Now go at once and take your wealthy place, for you are well able to overcome!
Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons teach you how to walk into overflowing prosperity!
A Prayer to Find Your Wealthy Place
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