“A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the Lord upholdeth the righteous. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever.” Ps. 37:16-18
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Sometimes what we think is a blessing; can actually be the worst thing for us (in the spiritual sense). Many people strive to have all the material trappings that will make their enemies (and even friends!) envious. They crave and work hard for riches and status. But, at the end of the day, THOSE very things could be a reason a person chooses not invest in or develop a personal relationship with God, or connections with people that God wants us to touched and be affected by. These experiences have an eternal value that have no price tag—they are priceless.
If your heart is tender toward the things that matter, please be encouraged! God has good things in store for you. In my heart, I feel there is a “testing” for those that claim to love God. Can you love God when others are being “blessed” and you are not? True love is unconditional and does not waver with circumstance. Test yourself and see where you stand!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I am so sorry for being so impatient! You are a good God that has blessed me in so many ways, yet I look around me and my greedy, selfish heart wants: MORE! I look around me and all the beautiful lies of fortunes built on a foundation that is not everlasting and it distracts me. Lord, help me to invest in what matters. Speak to my heart and change it, as I cannot imagine desiring the things that would please you most. It sickens me to admit this, but the temptation to want the things that everyone my age wants is so strong. Break me. I know you will turn me into a beautiful mosaic if I let you. In Jesus’ precious name, make me righteous and bless me with more of your presence, Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan