Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Real Riches!

 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Col. 2:3) 

From the looks of things, you're pretty impressive. You've got a nice place. And I suppose your neighbors would agree that you're a hard worker...climbing right on up that ladder toward success, right?...

Your salary is good and your material possessions are growing in number, but...the truth is you are empty on the inside and you're faking it on the outside. Not one thing you own in your "kingdom" has brought you the happiness you long for. So you're thinking, "Maybe if I could land that better job," or "get into that bigger house," or...or....

But don't allow the smoke screen of more money to blind your eyes to the truth. There's a lot more to being rich than making more money. Seneca, the Roman, was right "Money has never yet made anyone rich." Do you want riches? Then listen to Jesus: But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you (Matt. 6:33)

                          For the real riches, try switching kingdoms 

                                                                          Living on the Ragged Edge

I must admit friends. There have been moments when I would laugh hysterically when people are so quick to run to the next "big thing" in an attempt to experience a small measure of success for the sake of getting rich. Do I laugh at the volume of failed attempts? No. To be honest, I find no joy whatsoever in seeing people fail in any endeavor they pursue. I used to be one of those people that pursued the next fad to hit the marketplace because there is so much hype surrounding that product or service. Let's just say that I have been humbled to say the least.

Since we are on the path of not only finding, but experiencing God's wisdom in our lives, it's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to understand that in order for us to experience the riches God has for us, we MUST first seek Him and then seek out godly counsel to be able to make informed decisions about the kind of endeavor God would want you to pursue. One of the ways of knowing whether or not you are not on the path that God wants you on is the actual confirmation (feedback) you receive from your godly friends, especially those that have already been seasoned in that particular area of influence.  

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. (Prov. 11:14) 

Proverbs 11:14 says it all my friends. Please don't make the mistake that I and so many others have made in pursuing the first job or entrepreneurial opportunity that comes along our way without first going to God in prayer and sitting down with a handful of godly friends to provide the biblical advice that will help you make an informed decision based on obedience to God and His Word. 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you as you endeavor to make godly decisions based on His wisdom and the counsel of godly friends and family! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)