Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What are True Riches?

Do you feel you are poor?  Can't pay the bills!  Your house is too small!  You are in the very situation to make many people rich. You can make your husband rich by making your home a sanctuary of love, joy and contentment.  You make your children rich by showing how to have a joyful attitude even in trials.  You make them rich as you daily impart God's Word richly into their lives.  {Nancy Campbell}

Most Americans have it all wrong. True riches aren't having a lot of things and capturing the American dream. True riches are in relationships and giving of ourselves to others.  So many people are working so many hours to have more things, instead of investing their time and lives into what really matters ~ their family, friends, and those in need.

Why do we do that?  Most of us have way more than we need; a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and more than enough food in our tummies. I suppose it is a great lie from the pit of hell. If we can decide things are more important than people, many lives will be ruined in the process.

Examine your life. Make sure you are putting enough time and effort in your husband, your children, and your friends. Do they feel loved and accepted by you?  Do they love being around you because you smile at them a lot, care for them and are content and joyful in whatever situation you find yourself in? Do you ask them questions,"How was your day?  How are you doing?"

Find others around you in need and start giving to them. I love the idea of buying a cow or chickens for the truly poor through a relief organization. Even sending money so a well full of fresh water can be dug for those with none. We take so many things, like fresh water, for granted.

Love on the people around you. Be generous with the gifts God has given you. The more I have learned to do this, the richer my life becomes. Again, God knows what He is talking about!

Do not love the world nor the things in the world.
 If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

John 2:15