It all starts within the mind...
Cliché, is the saying, "the mind is a terrible thing to waste"
Often we spend so many of our hours of the day polluting our minds with our daily affairs regarding work, home, family friends; with social medias being the tip of the iceberg. Losing our minds in the world, and our time to something completely inefficient to the success of our stories.
Hosea 4:6 states that God's people perish for the lack of knowledge. One of the key words of this scripture he said was just a simple two letter word. He said 'My' people. His own.
When we come to God, we have to come to the actualization that we are not our own, we are his own. I've found that, without this simple understanding, it's so easy to perish and be completely consumed by the world.
In Romans 12 verse 2 he tells us not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
The moment we condition our minds to believe, truly believe that God is our creator, our author, and having Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior, we would have then knocked on the door to the abundant life.
But without faith and belief in this bit of knowledge, in this wisdom, it is impossible to please him. It is impossible to believe that he is truly the source to life and the abundance thereof without believing his word and in him.
He tells us to seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
Proverbs 4:20 he uses the word 'My' again, reiterating that you belong to him. The amplified version he says,
My son, pay attention to my words and be willing to learn;
Open your ears to my sayings.
Do not let them escape from your sight;
Keep them in the center of your heart.
For they are life to those who find them,
And healing and health to all their flesh.
I leave you with this. Remember God places his word above himself. If you have his word, you have everything you need to navigate your life into prosperity. The bible says the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom but it continues to say that knowledge of the holy spirit is understanding and spiritual insight. Get the knowledge, get the understanding, apply it and live in abundance.
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein. For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
He is the only source.