You’re blessed.

You’re wealthy.

You’re thinking, “Who me?! I don’t think so.” Before you disqualify yourself from being in that category, let me change your perception for a moment.

I’m not talking about money. Wealth is far more than dollar bills in your bank account. However, that’s a blessing if you do have that, but wealth is far more.

Wealth is the ability, (resources, strength, and wisdom), to create positive outcomes in the midst of lack, poverty, and/or emptiness.

Wealth is light in the darkness, healing in sickness, prosperity in poverty, wholeness in brokenness, favor in obscurity, love for the unlovely, beauty for ashes, and victors among victims.

Wealth is a “can do” attitude, a “more than enough” mindset, and a “nothing is impossible” belief system.

Wealth is radical generosity, extraordinary compassion, sacrificial giving, and profound humility.

Wealth is always thankful, never jealous, doesn’t brag, celebrates others and looks to the future. (Noella M.)

You can be wealthy in your ideas, your marriage, your wisdom, your skill sets, and in your time.

Are you rethinking your perception about wealth now? I was deeply encouraged by my church’s sermon yesterday and was inspired to write this post as a blessing to someone else. The gist of the message was that we receive blessings and wealth, more than what we need, so that we can be a blessing to others! We have a responsibility as blessed people to take care of those around us!

We can’t forget what the more is for. ~ Chris Hodges

Two years ago a fellow blogger did a free book give away and I was the winner! Once I received the book, her instructions were to read the book and then give it to another individual. So yes, after two years, here it is! It’s a free copy of Lysa Terkeurst’s Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl.

Becoming More

In order to be considered, all you have to do is like this post and leave a comment below on one way you are blessed and wealthy. I will choose a winner and announce them on Friday in the comments! I’m thrilled to bless someone with this book as someone did me!

Also, if you want to hear the message to yesterday’s sermon, the link is below:

What the More is For

Have a great week friends. Be Blessed! Be Revealed!

13 comments

  1. I am wealthy / blessed with an amazing family and church family. They are worth far more than rubies.

    (And I have been eyeing this book – I so want to read it!!)

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    1. Congratulations Heather! You are the winner of the book giveaway. Please respond to this within 24 hours and send your address through my contact page. Thank you!

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  2. Even the poor in the West are often wealthy (materially) compared to many others in the world. We have indoor plumbing and central heating. My wealth abounds in family, friends, church, and the material comfort of a woodstove in the winter (with a backup furnace) and air conditioning in the summer. Living paycheck to paycheck–as much of America is today–we still have the marks of material wealth that much of the world would consider luxury.

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    1. Amen. Yes, America still have the marks of material wealth that the rest of the world does not have. Sometimes we do not see that, but practicing gratitude daily would open our eyes to it. Thanks for posting Nancy!

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  3. Dear Nicci!

    Agree with Heather, I feel blessed and wealthy 🙂

    as you say, I understand wealth as something broader than just money, even if that is definitely a part of it.

    This was an encouraging read, Nicci.

    Blessings!
    Edna Davidsen

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  4. Thanks for sharing, Nicci.
    I come from Prosperity Gospel teaching, and I’m usually wary with these conversations, but I think you took a solid approach. God calls us blessed not because of what we have or can have but because of who he is and what he’s done. That’s the real richness of the Gospel. God has been so gracious to me by giving me a wonderful family and countless other things. It’s my responsibility to share those great things with others.
    Good post!

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    1. Thanks Chip! I’m usually wary of the Prosperity teaching as well, but we serve a God of abundance that goes beyond any kind of prosperity teaching. Like you said, we’re blessed because of who He is and what He did on the Cross. Thanks for reading!

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  5. I love the idea of passing it on since we all should do that with our faith too. And we are wealthy by worldly standards. In traveling for missions, I have learned how much we have as Americans. But when we are given much, much is expected. We have to remember to use our riches to further the kingdom of God.

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  6. Thank you all for participating in the book giveaway! It’s Friday, so I am happy to announce that the winner is HEATHER HART! Congratulations!

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