Once again we have entered into a new era, with the beginning of the New Year. The old year has faded into history leaving many people with unresolved issues. This causes some folk to long for something better, so they make a lot of New Year’s resolutions in order to change their life style for the better, but somehow before the first month of the year has ended those resolutions fail to be adhered to. Prior to the beginning of every year, the common saying is, “I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.” I made it my business to look at the meaning of “Prosper” and this is what I came up with. Flourish, Thrive, Succeed, Progress, Get ahead, Grow, Develop, Profit, Gain, Become wealthy, Grow rich, Make one’s fortune, Make good.” In order to be prosperous according to the system of this world, involves much time, effort, and even taking risks. If you have shares on the Stock Market, there is a possibility of losing the investment that you made. Let us not be blinded by all the glitz and glamour of the world, but let us focus on the things of God. As a child of God, it is His desire to prosper us. His boundary’s are unlimited, His love so immense that it cannot be measured. The Apostle John in third John verse 2 expresses this. “BELOVED, I WISH ABOVE ALL THINGS THAT THOU MAYEST PROSPER AND BE IN HEALTH, EVEN AS THY SOUL PROSPERETH.“ Physical prosperity is temporal, but spiritual blessings are eternal. Psalm 1: 1 & 3 reminds us that a relationship with the author and finisher of our faith is full of promises. “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO WALKS NOT IN THE COUNCIL OF THE UNGODLY, NOR STANDS IN THE PATH OF SINNERS, NOR SITS IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL;“ Verse 3 “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.” May God’s richest blessings be your portion, may you lack for nothing, may God protect you constantly, may you be a blessing to your family and friends, may you enjoy good health, may your purse always contain an extra Rand or two to bless someone less fortunate than you, may your relationship with the Lord Jesus be the best ever.