Monday, December 2, 2013

Choosing Gratitude Day 22

Day 22

Proverbs 30:7–9

You may have heard some preachers 

and teachers leave the impression that 

God intends for every Christian to be 

materially rich. Others go too far the 

other way, proudly wearing poverty 

like a cloak of self-righteous sainthood. 

Today’s proverb puts a proper 

perspective on the whole thing. The 

Word is teaching us to focus more on 

being grateful for where we are—not 

only because to do otherwise would be 

sinful and proud, but also because we 

don’t know what the Lord may be 

saving us from by not giving us 

everything we might want.

Even if we possess much less than 

others have, if our hearts are full of 

gratitude, neither money nor the lack 

of it can shake our contented 

dependence on God.

Ask the Lord to show you if there is any 

root of discontentment or “love of 

money” in your heart. Ask Him to 

provide just what He knows you need—

enough to keep you from being 

tempted to sin to get your needs met, 

but not so much that you no longer 

need to rely on Him as your Provider. 

Take some time to thank Him for His 

practical, material provision in your life.

Again what a timely post. With Black Friday/Small Business Sat., and now Cyber Monday upon us...this is a great reminder!

It's also a great reminder for me personally with money being incredibly tight and my husband still not having a job, I can struggle with contentment.

Honestly I LOVE finding a bargain, so I've struggled with discontentment during all these fabulous deals (on things we could use/need), but really can't afford it. 

I'm thankful that we have a safe place to live and some area to call "our own" during this time. I'm thankful that He faithfully provides food, heat, gas for the car, and that the cars still runs (it's making a funny noise). 

What about you are you struggling with discontentment or "love of money"? What practical things/provisions are you thankful for?

For His Glory,

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