|Miguel & João - Salt Lake City, Oct 2011|
Many have looked at prosperity solely from a financial perspective, thus to prosper in this narrow vision of things one looks only to the external signs of wealth and consequently soon after the focus becomes on material possessions or the fix idea of having them. Inevitably this arrangement leads to feelings of envy, greed and selfishness and creates an enormous distance between us and the needs of our fellow men, including our families as time is not allocated any longer to what matters most but to what we want the most.
What about spiritual prosperity?
A clear understanding that we are children of an Heavenly Father that loves us, that He has a plan of happiness for us which through the atonement of Jesus Christ and our faithfulness allows us to return to Him, and an understanding that He gave us commandments to help us face the adversities of life will guide us to a path of gratitude for everything we have, even when we have little material possessions we will have a sense of gratitude for the things that matter most.
As we long each day to become closer to our Heavenly Father we increase our desire to keep all the commandments and consequently we grow spiritually and prosper.