Money tree? There have been many times in my life when Holly and I wished that something like a money tree existed. As we were doing the bills recently it struck me that those pieces of paper with due dates and “fill in the amount paid” blanks really had little to do with defining how rich we were or weren’t. They may define a balance in our bank account, but they don’t define the balance of spiritual riches God has deposited into our heavenly spiritual account.
Think about it. Living the abundant life? Perhaps for far too long we’ve equated abundance with material things?
God’s Word tells us: “But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. (John 3:21).”
We enrich this earth when we display our faith and offer others our friendship as a part of the everlasting joy and abundant life that Christ Jesus deposited in our spiritual accounts long ago. Abundance has little to do with earthly riches and everything to do with how we live our lives, no matter how meager they are. It’s how we bless others with our meagerness that counts.
We pray. “Heavenly Father, we pray that our eyes may be opened, and we may receive sight, knowing that we may see the glory of God and Christ, raised from the dead, and have the love of Christ shed abroad in your heart. Let us look for value in our faith and not strictly in our bank accounts. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34