An amazing number of lottery winners, within one year, have divorce, addictions, family estrangement, or legal or financial problems. Why? Luck was on their side, they got what they wanted. But they weren’t ready to handle the blessings that came their way. A good parent doesn’t’ give their 13 year old the keys to the car even though he wants them and thinks driving will make him really happy and change his life. He isn’t ready for that responsibility and it will only lead to failure and frustration. God has many blessings He wants to give us, but He is waiting for us to show we have the heart, skills, attitude, and character to handle them. How do you handle good times…adversity? Adversity is really a character test. Everything that happens to you is “good luck” because God knows what is best for you. It is now up to you to appreciate that everyday is a lucky day.
I come to you with a thankful and receptive heart. I also come to you with a repentant heart; please forgive my sins small and large. I know from your word that sin blocks the full power of the Your Holy Spirit working in and throughout my spirit, mind and body. Prepare me my Lord to receive the bounty of Your blessings and gifts. Help me this day align myself with your plan for me…and I know “good will come to me”.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you. Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.