devotions

Be satisfied with what you have!

November 23, 2016

“Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” Hebrews 13:5, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
With the holidays upon us, it can be tempting to fall into a love of money. Avoid the trap. Your kids don’t have to have the latest game system, and you don’t need the latest iPhone. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just another day. Be satisfied with what you have. God wants you to have things, but He doesn’t want things to have you.
Rather than putting unnecessary pressure on yourself to make everyone happy this season, strive to do what makes God happy. Give and be a blessing. Go and serve food to the homeless. Go and visit loved ones in the hospital or visit the elderly in the nursing home. Give food to a family in need. Spend quality time with family and friends and share God’s love. That’s the heart of Jesus. That’s what makes Him happy and it will ultimately make you happy too!
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking to my heart and for redirecting my focus to what pleases you. Help me to not fall into a love of money this holiday season. It’s not about all the stuff. It’s about you, it’s about family, it’s about sharing your love and the gift of salvation with others. Thank you for the reminder. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Lynne November 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Thank you Father that you have never left me. You have always been with me. You are the Glory and the Lifter of my Head. I look to you to meet all my needs, and I pray for all my sisters to have your perfect peace no matter what our circumstances. I love you Jesus ♡

  • Reply Madeleine November 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

    What a thrill I get when I think of the goodness of God, and sending his only begotten son into the world to save us,so that will be free from sin and have life more abundantly what a joy.
    The word of God said ,seek he fist the kingdom of and and his righteousness and all these shall be added unto you.
    Christ lelf us a model and we as children of the most high king should follow that model .We are called to serve one another so ,as we celebrate Thanks Giving and Christmas let us find the time give unto others our time caring, encourage, loving ,feed a family ,give a little of your heart and some them Jesus.It’s not about getting a lot of gifts,but to show love appreciation towards one another as Jesus Christ did.
    Thank you lord for your people, may you continue to bless them with your choices blessings and that they will known that you will never leave them nor forsake them or they begging for bread.

  • Reply wanda williams November 23, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Thank you Lord, it is about you not spending all my money in the Holiday season,…Thank you again for this word In Jesus Name Amen 💛💜💙💚💖🕇🕇🕇

  • Reply delilah edwards November 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    It is all about love, love, love and more of the love of christ. And being with family and knowing how to give, from our hearts we must show and act upon the great example god showed through his son every day!! Not just 2 days in a year!!💗

  • Reply Diane k November 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you father for this season of graditude. Keep my heart on you not on my wallet. You are my provider you give me all i need. I love you Jesus

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