21 Jun Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 18
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 18-West Palm Beach, Florida:
Have you ever stopped and thought about how much excess we have in our lives? The are people all over the world, God’s children who do not have enough water or food to fill their stomachs or their children’s stomachs for even one meal on some days. Advanced countries take advantage of so many commodities that do not exist in most third world countries to the ultimate extreme. God provides enough resources on Earth for us all to eat plenty and to replenish for the next generation.
So why does this problem exist on Earth? Greed. Have you ever been to a restaurant and you order twice as much food as you would at home on most days? Guess what happens to that food if it is not taken home and eaten as another meal, it gets thrown away. We throw a substantial amount of food away as a society and that is really unfortunate when you consider the food shortages around the world.
God says through the Bible that man cannot live on bread alone, but rather on what comes out of the mouth of God. So why do we gather so much and hoard it in the greatest quantity without ensuring that all of our brothers and sisters eat? Do we fear that without food we will die or do we lack faith in God? How can we fill our spiritual tank with God when we are destroying what he helped to build up on Earth? If you share with your brothers and sisters your prosperity, others will prosper and you will have favor with God. If you keep for yourself, how do you think God will respond? It states in the Bible specifically, “it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Heaven”.
Reflection Day #18
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: