3 John: 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (NKJV)
Until our souls are healthy and prospering, nothing else will prosper
Hebrews 11:1-3 1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
The redemption of your story begins with a healthy soul!!!
Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Weight and Sin will lead to WEARINESS
WEARINESS leads to DISCOUARAGEMENT
Exodus 6: 9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.
DISCOURAGEMENT Leads to
BITTERNESS Hebrews 12: 14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. BITTERNESS Poisons the Soul
What are you carrying that you shouldn’t be carrying?
What are you NOT doing that you should be doing?