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June 6, 2010

Contentment

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 5:58 pm

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I’d like to think I’m okay with the first part of this statement.  I don’t chase after money and have made job choices that aren’t the best paid in order to balance the various calls on my time and energy, whilst trying to manage what I do have the best I can.  The part I’m more likely to struggle with is being content with what I have.  I know what I have and am realistic about it, not spending what I haven’t got, but I often find myself imagining how I’d spend a pay rise or bonus or lottery win (highly unlikely given my non-participation).  I can find myself listing a series of “if onlys”.

The truth is that Your provision is enough for me.  You’ve given me everything to do what I need to do and as much as I can be trusted with.  Help me to stay thankful, to be content with what I have and to use it for Your glory.

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2 Comments »

  1. Can you not have the love money with a very successful career? Putting aside money to prove to yourself that you do not love money is also saying that the promises of prosperity is not for you. Why do you not approach the idea of not loving with the approach of keeping your thoughts clear of the love of money. God knows our thoughts before we do and so would the thoughts of money be more.important than the action of keeping you financially poor.

    Comment by joe — June 16, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    • Not sure what you’re trying to say…

      To clarify, I’m not saying that having money is bad – far from it. It’s quite useful for food, clothing, housing etc! The problem is when I rely on money rather than the One whom I should rely on.

      Comment by andykiff — June 16, 2010 @ 6:18 pm


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