For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure – Philippians 2:13


It often amazes me how people are quick to say they don’t know God’s will while at the same time they demonstrate a desire for good things. It’s very clear from Philippians 2:13 that the desire in you for good things is a reflection of God’s desire, and His will for you to have a good life. That shouldn’t be a surprise to you because no good father will watch his children suffer through life. If you’re a ‘good’ parent, you’ll most definitely plan for your children to be successful; you’d work hard so they won’t have to suffer. It’s exactly the same with the Lord.

The Bible records the Lord Jesus’ encounter with a leper in Luke 5:12-13. The leper said to the Lord, “…if you will, you can make me clean” (Luke 5:12). Notice that he didn’t question Jesus’ power or ability to heal him for he had heard about this ‘Jesus the Healer.’ His problem was that he was unsure if Jesus would be willing to heal him. In other words, he knew Jesus could, but didn’t know if He would. That’s the mindset of many today. They know that God has the power to do anything for them, yet they’re not sure if He’s willing to grant them the miracle they greatly desire. “I don’t know if it’s God’s will to heal me,” they’ll say, and then run to the doctor for help. If it’s not God’s will to heal you and you go to the doctor to get healed, you’ll be committing a sin, since you’re trying to get something that’s not God’s will for you to have, isn’t it?

God wants the very best for you, even more than you desire for yourself. He’s more willing to provide for you than you could ever be willing to receive provision. You couldn’t be better than God in taking care of your need. God loves you, and He’s more passionate and concerned about your success and prosperity in life than you could ever be.


Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for your willingness to provide for me more than I can ever dream or imagine. As I walk in the knowledge of your Word today, I experience success, prosperity and divine health, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Further Study:  3 John 1:2; Hebrews 6:17