Last weekend Hosanna Hospice Consultants, LLC had the blessed opportunity to provide services for the first time. It was an unexpected call but then again it wasn't. When I woke up I was physically tired. It was a long work week. I started talking to God, I told Him that I was tired but I didn't want to spend the whole day in bed. I wanted to get out and do something but not just any ole thing. Shortly thereafter I received a call asking me to come out and support a family whose father was dying. Death was imminent and they were alone. It was surely something to do and I couldn't wait.
Once there I was able to help the family along the emotional journey as their father, whom they called "the best dad in the world", transitioned into eternal life. With God I was able to give them the comfort of knowing it was alright for them to leave his bedside while I sit with him so he did not die alone. It had been years since I last provided end of life support and it felt good to back.
A few days after this experience I was listening to Jay Mayo and Sly Young on Right To Real Love Radio. In the episode "Recommit To God" Sly gave his definition of prosperity and I surely shouted with joy when I heard it. He said prosperity was being able to get a man to open up and show vulnerability in front of his peers. I was truly blown away when Sly said that was a prosperous moment for him. I couldn't help but think that's exactly how I feel while helping families whose loved ones are dying. For so long prosperity meant a world of wealth and good health for me and mine. Since God has given me the blessing of Hosanna it means so much more.
I listened to the Sly's episode again. You can hear in his voice how thankful he is and how intentional he is about living his life to the fullest. He truly desires to give and because of this I am so thankful Sly did not take his life. We need more selfless people like him in this world. We need more people who are going to make a difference and think outside of themselves.
What's your definition of prosperity? Is it all about you and yours? Well, it's not. It's about what you are allowing God to do through you. How is your life advancing God's kingdom? I would like to invite you to check out the show. It is truly an amazing discussion. Sly's openness and appreciation for life are felt in every word he speaks. Please click the link and be sure to show Jay and Sly some R.E.A.L love.