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Oh, To Be Rich

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!  Matthew 7:11 NKJV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and finance.Several months back, the speedometer broke in my van. I had it repaired, but recently it broke again. Knowing how much it would cost to fix and knowing I simply couldn’t afford that, I resolved to drive at a pace that felt right and hope for the best.

I continued to praise God, sharing Scriptures and songs that kept me focused on God. I didn’t realize that several of my friends were going through struggles of their own and were blessed by this. Days later, as I was headed to volunteer, I started my van and the speedometer had miraculously fixed itself. I believe this was the result of the simple act of obedience—sharing my faith. Not only did God bless me, but He used me to bless my friends as well—which blessed me even more. I felt rich indeed.

Wouldn’t it be nice not to worry about money? Yet I find myself wondering how I’ll buy new shoes for my daughter or how I’ll afford another gift. Graduations, weddings, babies, birthdays. Between our wants and our needs, there’s always something that requires spending money. How can I give what I don’t have? Oh, if only I was rich!

Paul tells us not to trust in riches but in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Well, GOD is rich, and He’s my Father. That makes me rich by association. When I can’t see how to make ends meet, my Daddy always takes care of me.

Just as parents instruct children to keep them safe and happy, so God has provided guidelines for our benefit. When we live by His Word, He will bless what we do. Your heavenly Father will always love you, and His love isn’t hinged on your actions. Does anyone know your Father is The King? Can they see the family resemblance in you?

As God’s child, take a moment to consider how you can show your love for Him today. Share the wealth of your inheritance.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and finance.)

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Cheryl Cunningham

Cheryl Cunningham lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. She is a stay-at-home mom who volunteers at a local crisis pregnancy center. She grew up in a Christian home as a preacher’s kid. Her love of writing was discovered following her first miscarriage when, through the loss of her unborn baby, a poem was born. She is the author of Holy Crap!, which can be found at http://www.blurb.com/b/4063210-holy-crap. She writes for the sheer joy of it and hopes to encourage others through sharing what God has done in her life.