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day 82 – richness

In thoughts on God, thoughts on things on November 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”

-Coco Chanel

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coco, i couldn’t agree more.

there are a few things i want to be rich in:

beautiful, healthy relationships.

love, to receive and to give, even if it means laying down my life.

the blessings, presence, and word of the Lord in my life, daily, in everything-

i want to be rich in hearing His voice!

a warm, welcoming home (which is really not out of a space, but out of your heart, no matter where you are).

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i think to be rich with money is a short-sighted goal.

not that it can’t be noble, because it can be,

but money is not the currency of heaven.

(not that i don’t want the Lord to bless my finances, that he can’t use them, or that i don’t want to be financially stable.  He knows i do.)

He does not need money to be a catalyst for His Kingdom.

(but He can, and does, use it!)

the currency of heaven is true richness,

His Spirit,

the fruits of it,

meekness, not power-hunger,

lowness,

a love for the least and lowest.

we cannot give out of our wallets if we cannot give out of ourselves.

we cannot give out of our excess if we are not willing to give out of our treasure-keep.

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Jesus said,

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

i want a treasure-chest of a heart for heaven.

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