“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Saturday; what comes to your mind when the weekend arrives? Our thoughts probably turn to time spent doing things with family, chores around your property, perhaps shopping and of course preparing for Church on Sunday. I fondly remember making a special labor intensive breakfast for my daughters on the weekend as the time never permitted during my work week; back in the day. Think for a moment, what drives your planning; availability of time, weather, priorities, funds. Too often we don’t recall the words of the Apostle Paul in Hebrews 13:5 and we allow our lives to be driven by wanting more, generally more stuff. The attached photo was taken at the ‘mall’ in Les Cayes and school children are walking home in the afternoon, gazing at items that are most likely distant dreams to them.
How long are we ever just content with what we have? I challenge you to go to your bedroom closet and honestly take an inventory of its contents and come to grips with your level of contentment. Spring is around the corner and it will be a time to purchase ‘new’ things again and ship the ‘old’ things to a faraway land where your ‘trash’ becomes their ‘treasures.’ The items hanging on the market are not new; they belonged to people like you not that long ago. Didn’t intend for this to turn into a guilt trip, but rather a subtle reminder that our Triune God will never leave us, will never forsake us, He is always there providing for us with everything that we need; be content in that.
The school children walking by the market in Les Cayes are from one of our schools, you can tell by their uniforms that they wear. God has provided their clothes, their home and through you their noon lunch. Thank you for answering the call, providing for their physical and spiritual training.
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay