The things we can live with and the things we cannot live without are important things to think about. Can we live with what we have or do we crave for more? Are we caught up with hoarding things?
The Lord Jesus wants us to share what we have, and in his time he will provide us more than what we need; let us believe this and act on it so that it will become real in our lives. Jesus Christ is our true provider and more than providing us with material items he gives us grace, joy, hope and happiness to live with what we have. What he asks is that we be FAITHFUL.
The Holy Spirit was given to us so that we have someone we can rely on when we are anxious in life. The Holy Spirit helps us evaluate our decisions. For this discernment we need to pray in the spirit and give the truth of our hearts, surrender ourselves to the Holy Spirit so he can take over. Then He will shine light on our lives’ areas that need attention and also give us strength to overcome hurdles and conquer situations.
As we are expecting a child, I have learned that parents are often caught up with being obsessed over their children, without taking in to consideration as to WHO this child belongs to – we belong to God and him alone and we merely are earthly parents. As much as it is a great intention to give your child the best in life, it is important to see parenthood as being a spiritual guide, a caregiver, a person who molds a child to be empathetic towards the neighbours as opposed to exposing them to fine luxuries. At the end of the day it is important to be realistic in life and know that whatever we buy, whatever we inherit in the earthly realm cannot be taken to our grave.
What we can do is hold on to the promise God gives us that there is an inheritance waiting for us in heaven and what we have to do is look to the things above, trust in the Lord Jesus and wait on him in joy and hope.
Prayer: Abba Father, give me the grace to trust you knowing that I can do all things through you. Amen.
Source: On our Knees publication (November Edition)