A reminder for today
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
It is Friday again and the week just flew by. How are you doing, my friend? How is your faith holding up and how are you doing with all your challenges? I pray that the Lord continues to strengthen you and shower your with grace so that you will prosper and shine. I love to watch the reaction of people in traffic. To see how they react towards their fellow drivers. Sometimes I think some of us (including me) live in a very small world. We drive as if the road belongs to us, we never allow another driver a space and we speed towards wherever we need to go. We get angry with slower drivers and we drive over red robots. We make new lanes when the congested traffic annoys us. Therefore, we can feed our own needs. When you look at people in their cars, you would think we are all atheists and that we have no moral values. Our behaviour should reflect our beliefs and in most cases, it is far from what we say we believe. To follow Jesus is to follow the very origin of love. A God that loves and loves unconditionally, yet we seem to hate more than we love. We are selfish and we love ourselves excessively. We put on our sunglasses a we turn a blind eye.
Many of those drivers drive in their expensive cars and live in mansions while the rest is below their standards. It seems that the richer people get the less they are concerned with the good they can do. It becomes a case of wanting and desiring more. Paul writes that the rich should not be proud and must not trust their money. They must use their money for good and become rich in good works by being generous to those in need. Funny thing is that we see more middle class people doing good and being generous than we see rich people doing so. I guess it has something to do with arrogance and self-idolizing. So the fact remains that we should not trust money over God and we should continue to work on storing our treasures in heaven. To be a Christian is all about love and kindness. Being nice and polite. Giving and understanding. Patience and respect.
So today do not jump up and give all you have to the pour, but do stand and stand for what is right. Be patient and give other an opportunity. Sometimes we are stuck in traffic for a reason. Maybe to see creation and just take a moment to breathe, or maybe to be the patient one that gives a space for a slower inexperienced driver. Maybe you are there so you can hear the lyrics to a song or maybe, just maybe God wants you to be there so that He can chat with you for a little while. We find ourselves in many weird and difficult situations. What we should stop to do is to be irritated by it, and take a moment to listen to God. Stop trying to see the bad in everything and start to look for the light. Jesus us always there and you might miss the opportunity to make a huge change.
Lord, I pray that you will quiet our hearts and thoughts so that we can take a moment to see and hear you. So that we will be able to follow your voice more clearly and do what you need us for. Let us show love and kindness and in that represent who you truly are. Let us wear your armour fearlessly as we face today. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.