How Do You Make Everything You Touch Turn to Gold (Prosper)?
Gold is a good investment. We sometimes relate prosperity with gold.
I think that in a manner of speaking many of us want everything we touch to turn to gold because we want to invest wisely.
For the last year or so I’ve been captivated by a few verses in the Bible.
In Psalms 1:1-6 the Bible says that everything you do will prosper.
I love Psalms 1 and have even written about it at www.successlikeatree.com.
Verse 3 really captures my attention:
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
Look at these verses in Deuteronomy 28:1-14 that talk about blessing everything you put your hands to:
1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
3 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
4 “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
5 “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
7 “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
8 “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
9 “The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. 10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. 11 And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Does the Bible really mean that whatever I touch and do will prosper?
If so, How do I get that type of prosperity to happen in my life?
In this article, I’m going to give you a few actions I’ve discovered along the way to help answer that question. But first, let’s examine the topic of touching, doing, and receiving biblical blessings and prosperity.
Do You Really Desire that Everything You Touch Will Turn To Gold?
I want real prosperity. Not fools gold.
I need to state that prosperity or real life success is not merely measured in monetary or material value. If you have all the money in the world and aren’t healthy enough to enjoy your wealth you are not really successful.
I mentioned that Psalm 1:3 says that everything we touch shall prosper. Many people have often wished for everything they touch to be turned to gold.
The Midas Touch
This is evident in the story of Midas. Midas or King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This was called the Golden touch, or the Midas touch. Wikipedia
Midas wished for everything he touched to turn to gold thinking this would make him the richest man alive, not taking into consideration that the literally EVERYTHING he touched would be turned to gold as well.
The legend of Midas teaches a valuable and important lesson…. “be careful what you wish for”.
He soon recanted his wish seeing as he couldn’t even eat or drink without his food or water being turned into gold.
“I Wish I had 1000 Bucks”
Another funny example sometimes used in cartoons is a character wishing for “1000 bucks”. He got his wish when he was trampled by 1000 male deer.
Does Luck Have Anything To Do With Biblical Blessings or Prosperity?
Have you ever wondered why some people are just “lucky”? I have. Luck is a coveted commodity. I have an uncle who can walk by a slot machine and it’ll spit out coins at him. He’s just lucky , It’s almost like a gift. And many envy that gift.
Others seem to have no luck at all…
“If It wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all”
We’ve all heard that statement. While some are lucky and everything they touch seems to turn to gold others have the opposite of the “midas touch”:
The term mainly used is “reverse Midas touch”, which usually infers that everything turns to manure rather than gold. If you check here on this google search you will see that many people as well as the media use the term – “reverse Midas touch”
Another simpler one would be Sphinx’s luck, as to the Greeks the sphinx was considered a demon of bad luck, among other things.Pluto (roman) or Hades (greek)’s name was considered bad luck, so much so that it was rarely spoken. Excerpt from Yahoo Answers:
Some people are lucky and some are unlucky, but can you be unlucky and blessed at the same time?
I’d like to know the answer to this question and I bet you would too. Uh oh, there’s another factor in the equation. Is it ok to” bet” or for that matter “gamble”. By the way, I’m taking the time to write this article so am I gambling that you will enjoy this information so much so that you’ll bookmark my website? We’ll save the topic of betting and gambling for another article but I welcome your comments below.
So many people think things are about luck.
Allow me to disclose that I’ve not always been “lucky”. In Fact, I don’t consider myself lucky or even unlucky. I do consider myself to be blessed, prosperous and successful.
Actions for Getting Real Life Blessings
At this point in my life I’m really not interested in acquiring a lucky rabbits foot, finding an Aladdin’s lamp or even buying lottery tickets. I do, however want to receive God’s blessings. So here’s a few really important actions on giving and receiving real life blessings…
1. Give It Away.
Be a Blessing.
You have to be a giver if you want to be a blessor.
That’s the first action I need to tell you. If you want to receive something, no matter what it is, the Biblical way to do this is to “give it away”.
Luke 6:38 say to give and it will be given back to you. If you give a little you’ll receive a little if you give more, you’ll get more.
If you need more money, make sure your giving money to God and others. If you need more love, love more. If you’re lonely, be a friend to others and if you want to receive more blessings, bless others.
Many people say, “I don’t like my church, it doesn’t minister to my needs”.
They’ll never be happy with any church because their attitude is wrong. Find out how you can minister, NOT be ministered to, and you’ll experience real joy and satisfaction.
So be a blessing and you’ll be blessed.
2. Use Your Hands
We’ve been discussing how to get everything you touch to prosper.
We touch with our hands.
Interestingly, we find that God does want to use our hands to bless and prosper us.
This is true literally as well as spiritually and emotionally. Let’s break down using our hands and touching others.
A. Hard Work
God doesn’t condone laziness: so this is the practical aspect of working or “the work of our hands” which would solve most of the problems of welfare and freeloaders.
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
B. Reach Out And Touch Someone
There is a spiritual aspect to everything that you touch being blessed…
Blessings are imparted and received through “touching” or “the laying on of hands”
Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, blessed them… Leviticus 9:22
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: Matthew 19:13
C. The Laying on of Hands
As an evangelical Christian minister I’m well accustomed to addressing a needy persons request for prayer by first laying my hands on that individual and proclaiming a prayer of faith. I do this for spiritual needs as well as emotional, financial and especially physical needs. Usually if I pray for someone’s arm to be healed, for example, I’ll place my hand on his arm while praying.
D.The Power of Touch
But the power of touch can be even more practical and powerful in proven psychological tests that reveal how simply hugging someone or placing your hand on their shoulder can be encouraging and uplifting to both individuals. Also consider the fact that in the United States and in many other Countries we greet one another with a hearty handshake to affirm our friendship and we even close a deal on business agreements by the shaking of hands…. powerful.
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