The Bible says, “…godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” I Tim 6:6-10
Here is a wonderful perspective about the difference between rich and poor people. One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
The son replied, “It was great, Dad.” Then the father asked, “Did you see how poor people live?” “Oh, yes,” said the son. “So tell me, what did you learn from the trip? asked the father. The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless! Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad for showing me how poor we are.”
Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, “If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”
LIFE LESSON: “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Phil 4:11) and our God will provide all of our needs. How can our perspective be any more wonderful than understanding Christ living in and through us? Praise be to God in all things.
Our new MiniBuk, The Galatian Road, A Road Less Traveled is now being distributed throughout the land. This is truly an exciting time for us. Over one thousand five hundred (1,500) copies have been given out as of this past Sunday, and the comments have been very positive. If you need additional copies for spreading the truth of God’s amazing grace, just let us know. Please keep praying for a mighty working, a revival of this truth that sets the captives free. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Thank you for all your prayers and support of this ministry. You are truly God’s blessing to us all.
FYI: While the MiniBuk project was funded by designated donations, our regular donations are significantly less than a year ago.