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In the awareness of what we have in Christ, we are fulfilled and overflowing

Truly, God blesses with wealth and plenty ... even in abundance. One would be ignorant of a great amount of scripture not to see that.
My point is that is fine, but I don't care. I just don't lust after it. He gives and takes away. Amen. So be it. Come what may.

You may have heard this story, but I'll tell it anyway:

A king in great delight scattered his most precious possessions in the courtyard, and announced that it is out of love for his subjects that they could come into his courtyard and behold these marvels and treasures. Seeing the crowd and filled with charity, the king announces to all that came, "My beloved," he said, "look around and whatever catches your eye that your heart might desire ... anything in the courtyard ... wrap your arms around it and it shall be yours."

You can imagine how one after another picked beautiful statue and golden sculptures with gladness and the king gave with gladness. However, one boy puzzled and pondered these things.

"Please don't be angry," he said to the king, "Are you sure you want to do this?"

"Of course."

"Really? Have you thought about what this really means?" the boy continued, "I can put my arms around anything in the courtyard and it will belong to me?"

"Try me right now. Test me, my child" said the king with authority, "whatever your heart desires will be yours if you wrap your arms around it."

And with that, the boy fell to his knees and with tears the boy clutched the feet of the king. Now, with greater tears the king said loudly, "You, my child, are wiser than all the rest. You have chosen wisely for it is in possessing me that you possess all I have."

You see?

Beloved, I know God is good and gives to us out of His abundance ... I just don't care. I'm not interested, and I'll happily go without what others have. I have enough of those things. I just want the King.

Can anyone offer Him? Is anyone promoting Him and lifting up Him? What programs and systems are there out there for people like me that want only Him?

Sure, I get it ... some people want the gifts and the treasure. Fine. I understand. My interest is in the Giver. That's just me.

We all get to choose, beloved. What our heart desires will be given. Our heart is revealed through choice and God fixes our choice for us whether we choose Him or the alternative.

Remember the disciples? One asked if they could go and say goodbye to loved ones first. Jesus said to him: "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." He chose. Jesus fixed his decision for him.

Still other disciples asked to sit at the Lord's right and left hand, and were asked by Jesus if they could drink from the cup that the Lord would drink from. They said to Him, "We are able." He said to them, "My cup you shall drink;..."

Once again, they chose, and the Lord fixed their choice for them, making it real and honoring their decision. And know this, these two disciples did indeed drink from His cup, as they, the sons of Zebedee, were brutally executed for their faith.

Choice. There is lots of it. We choose. God honors and settles our choices. Among the choices are wealth and health and so on. A heart is revealed by choosing those gifts. But for me the best choice is none of those things. I've experienced wealth, and I've experienced something better.

My heart is not into those things. If all those things are "added to me" for seeking Him first, then so be it. If they are not and I am denied claim all the blessings in this life that are promised to those that seek Him first ... then I truly hope that I never notice while enraptured by His companionship.

The requisite for resurrection power is the marks of death. In knowing more about the Lord, I can take each step He has prepared for me, even those that include suffering and discomfort, if needs be. There are things to learn in discomfort that cannot be learned in comfort. We cannot know the peace He provides without turmoil. We cannot expect to learn of deliverance if we are always in safety. We learn through contrasts, and I welcome it.

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Comment from: Pam [Visitor] ·
Hi Trent,

This is a good post from a perspective that is fresh. I think of all the people right now wanting a 'bail out' because, in their eyes, the 'greedy' folks on Wallstreet got one. No one stops to think that there are as many poor people suffering from the sin of greed as rich folks. Sometimes that sin is not uncovered in us until we have either experienced poverty or great wealth.

Permalink 10/22/08 @ 21:04
Comment from: tpowers [Visitor]
Since I was the one who inspired this note I wanted all who read it to see both sides of the conversation. I think this is a very important topic and one all Christians should evaluate. I believe wealth in every area of your life will result from choosing life/blessing. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth and he adds no sorrow to it.

Here is the messages that were sent between Trent and myself.


I don't want wealth.

I hope that helps. I love you, Tamara.

What is your definition of wealth?
More importantly what is God's?
What is Mental Wealth's definition?
Well I don't think that is is right for me to put a definition on the company... it is not my company.

However, the purpose of mental wealth is to shift your belief in things that are not serving you in your goals for your life. One of the things that they say is "it is not right its not wrong it just is". What you believe just is. The definition you have just is. If you took a poll world wide and asked "Is Trent Fuller wealthy?" I am sure millions would believe you are.

Was Adam wealthy? Christ was rich and became poor for us. Do you think a billionare is wealthy in God's eyes? There is only one inheritance that I think God think's is worth anything and you already have it all. What are you missing out on by saying you don't want wealth? Does God want you to have wealth?

I find it hard to believe that a company called "mental wealth" refuses to define either of those two words, ... preferring it to mean whatever you want it to mean.

What is just is, whether you believe it or not.
One cannot bend reality except by delusion. Correct me if I am wrong.

"""What are you missing out on by saying you don't want wealth?"""

A man seeking something proves by his pursuit that he does not believe that he has that which he is seeking.

The incontent seek that which others have or are content without.

"""Does God want you to have wealth?"""

If you are talking about material wealth (mammon) then provided that God wants anyone on the planet to have wealth, there is precious little that anyone can do to stop Him.

However, if you are talking about real wealth (not the illusion which moth can destroy and time will decay) then that gift is given to all but not forced for it requires intimacy with God through the union of Spirit and man ... and God does not force Himself on those He loves who also forbear His offer. Thus each of us must take the decision for ourselves ... that is to choose the richness of Eternal Life through the Lord Jesus or the poverty of utter death.

Mental Wealth does have definitions, however, their definitions won't change results or in some instances bring freedom for someone else. One's results are strictly a product of what one believes. They are commited to helping people discover beliefs that are causing subconscience decsions and chaning the beliefs that are not causing desired results.

As for your answers...
1 God tells us to seek. (the Kingdom of God)
2 Abundance is what we have inherited ( As He IS so ARE we in THIS world)

3 Yes and no. God sees us as wealthy Kings weather we sow and reap it in the natural or not. He will restore all who choose him to Complete prosperity in heaven. In the mean time, we have dominion over this earth and we have been given the choice of Life or death, Blessing or cursing. If we sow death with our thoughts or beliefs that will cause our words and actions to line up. We will reap poverty and death and cursing in our results. When Adam had it all, his sin interupted (dare I say stoped) the flow of blessing. If you choose death you will never be rich money or not. If you choose Life you shall not want for any good thing. God delights in the prosperity of his servant.

4 I used to feel the way you do about richness being in salvation only. I saw others who felt that way too. But then they found that Salvation is just part of the Blessing God has for us. We have the keys to the Kingdom and we can loose or bind things in earth and heaven for his Glory. The gospel of the Kingdom is what Christ taught and asked us to teach. Thy Kingdom come. He will not return until the Church is teaching and operating in the Kingdom on this earth.

Permalink 10/23/08 @ 00:38
Comment from: Pam [Visitor] ·
I think this whole experience of wealth or poverty is probably as varied as there are Christians and God's work with each according to our individual nature. However, I think God's Kingdom will come at the time He has appointed it and He is not dependent upon the choices we make. Even though He has granted us choice, He remains wholey sovereign. Our choice is a part of His grand design but His choice is the directive, ours is only responsive.

I say this from the perspective of someone who, at one time, place a great deal of weight on the responsibility of man and woman and saw control in that. It took some pretty hard falls in my life to realize how much noncontrol I have. There was no wealth for me, no inner most desires met, in my own strength or good choices. My wealth is Jesus. I'm wealthy no matter where I find my self, at the top of the heap or the bottom. The reality is that I have never and still do not own anything but my Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills and He makes sure I have just what I need; and any extra He places in my stewardship but it still belongs to Him.

Permalink 10/23/08 @ 17:49

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