October 1st – You Got It!

Rich is he who is thankful. In want of more, there is poverty. He who has more than enough can be both rich and impoverished. Great wealth extends from many who live in shortage, and great poverty is the well-adorned offspring of the greedy. Treasure of the earth is to be weighed only in the company of the treasure of Heaven; without this standard no value can be measured. What worth is a tool that is not applied to the task? What worth is a shoe to those with no feet? All that is needed is given to each, that My Kingdom would be brought to those lost and weak, in great estates and also to those who have no roof. Find what you already possess; it is enough.

2Pet 1:3-4 (NIV) – His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

Bottom Line: How often are we dissatisfied with what we have? We can blame the culture or the incessant advertising for the allure of the next best thing, but it never ends and it never satisfies, at least not for long. Even if we are working hard for our family to give them the “good things” in life, how often are they unappreciative, dissatisfied and left feeling empty? Sadly, many teenagers/young adults leave the nest this way. Why? We were all made for a much more meaningful treasure that will satisfy. If you are truly redeemed and living as He calls, stop and seek His face. He will show you . . . you already have it.

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