***FOR THOSE WHO COVET***
A while ago, I was with someone who's only care in life was money and material possession. Have you ever been with someone like that or dealt with that yourself? Let me tell you, for a while, my life was miserable! This person was always about that mighty dollar, all about the clothes worn, the car driven... worst part... judged everyone based on their appearance and never by the content of their character. Being with that person, I began to get influenced myself. Feeling the need to be ahead of others, show off the cars I drove, looking the other way when I saw someone in need... Let me tell you... The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh...
I consider myself a very successful person but in a way that you wouldn't think. Back then, when I had this great job, great house, great car and money came in, that was my measure to success. I had never been so wrong in my adult life!
Luke 12:15 says, "And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses."
I was swallowed whole by things I thought I just had to have, things that others cannot easily get. And because I had these things and able to get these things so easily... I measured my success to that. Foolish me! Back to the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.. in a series of misfortune, people in America began losing their homes and found that their bank accounts were getting eaten alive.. I was one of them left with literally nothing. When that happened, that's when the wheels started turning. Those things were just that... Things! Things that truly have no substance when the true substance you need is faith... God... Love...
So lets measure my success now... Once I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, he blessed me with another career which I am truly thankful of having and on top of that, he opened up my eyes to look around my surroundings and reach out to those in need... and I listened to him... Blessing others with "things" they need is one of the most uplifting feelings I get to experience. Sharing my stories and other’s stories from this ministry through social networking is another great thing I get to experience whether it's read or not. I know God is reading this and loves the fact that I came back home. Don't let money, material possessions and greed swallow you whole. There are no banks in Heaven... No cash registers, nothing like that at all. We can't take our possessions with us.. but the Lord can take his possession back which is us. The Lord giveth us life and taketh our spirit with him in Heaven so that we could live all eternity in Love and that's only through his son... Jesus Christ...
Be rich in the love of God, rich in love for our neighbors, not by material things which causes greed.
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