I hope everyone’s Christmas was beautiful, filled with all things wonderful, and overflowing with love, joy, and peace.
Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that money is not wealth. Money is really not wealth. The wealth, or true wealth, is the power and knowledge to make positive changes with everything we are given. Money is pavement; it gets us where we need to go in the world; it “answers everything.” That’s another way of saying it is the currency on which the world operates. That word currency suggests movement of sorts. Goods and services are moved from seller to buyer, from producer to consumer via the currency, or circulation, of money.
The Bible tells us that God gives us the power to get wealth. He also gives us the knowledge and power to use our wealth correctly. There’s a statement in the message that says, “To store for the future is to fear and to doubt me.” I don’t believe that includes preparing for the future. As you recall, Joseph prepared for the famine in Egypt. The ten wise virgins prepared for the Bridegroom’s coming by making sure their lamps were filled with oil. Saving for retirement, emergencies, etc., is part of good stewardship.
What that statement address is hoarding in fear, and/or amassing wealth to lord over others, or to promote oneself in power or influence. I know of some very affluent people, who are about smart as boxes of rocks. I sure wouldn’t want them in power over me and my life. The message is addressing greed, material gluttony, and selfishness. All of there conditions are actually self – destructive behaviors. And, the effects do ripple outward and often affect others. The Bible tells us that the earth is the LORD’S and all the fullness of it also. That means we need not fear any lack, and we need not question whether or not God will provide, because He has promised. In fact, when you become a child of God’s, you are blessed to be a blessing. (Deuteronomy 28) We have merely to walk in faith, in those blessings, and they will manifest; including health and well-being. We very often forget that we live in the spirit, and not in the flesh. We have to operate in this world in the flesh, and are subject to its limitations, But, our spirits are what what is eternal. And, it is in spirit that we must strive harder to become and remain healthy and wealthy.
Love you from Cafe du Mondeu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, December 26, 2018, 12:39 p.m.