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Give Me Jesus

July 20, 2015

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. (Hebrews 13:5a)

People spend their entire life chasing after the same thing their neighbor have. I don’t want some of the things as my neighbor. Many times, we place ourselves in over-whelming debt trying to keep up with the neighbors.

If God have blessed you with health, clothed you in your right mind, has limbs that will move, a building to live in and food to eat; what more can we ask for? Often times, we don’t know how our neighbors achieved their material things. We are only looking a glass darkly. If you are living in an apartment building, thank God that you are not homeless. If you are riding the bus to work, count it all joy that God has provided a way for you. Many years ago, I was admiring another man car. I said to myself “I would like to have one like that”. Several minutes later, I recalled of how blessed I was that my automobile was paid off and I had the title in my glove box. We don’t know how many days this man had to skip lunch or the many nights he lay awake trying to figure out how he was going to make the next payment’.

“And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content”. (1Timothy 6:8) People have made the remark “I try to do what is right, I go to church and pay tithes. Some people does evil and don’t even go to church but appears to be doing better than me. “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:1-4)

The Apostle Paul reminds us If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth”. (Colossians 3:1-2) Every material thing that we focus our attention on will pass away. “For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal”. (2 Corinthians 4:18b) If your neighbor is serving God, full of the Holy Spirit and walking with God, God will give us the same if we diligent seek Him. For the Scripture does tell us seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”. (Matthew 6:33)

I rejoice when I see other people being blessed. I don’t need a huge bank account or drive a Roll Royce; just give me Jesus and that will be more than enough. I don’t need silver and gold; just give me Jesus. He is more than enough. I may never live in a mansion on this earth, but “in My Father house are many mansions”. I am thankful that I don’t need a wheel chair or a walker to assist me in going from point A to point B.

Prayer: Father, help us to keep our eyes and heart focused on you rather than material things. We know the plans You have for us. We ask you to remove any covetousness and bless us to rejoice and be content with the things You have blessed us with. Father, we Thank You for life, health, blessings and the many material things we have and for You fulfilling all our needs. We give You the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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One Comment
  1. Great follow up to a great Word delivered on today. The Lord used you to saturate the house with hope. God bless you!

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