07 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 65
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 65-West Palm Beach, Florida:
Everyday we work towards our personal and professional goals. Within this structure we have a certain financial expectation that is required of us both collectively within a family structure or individually. As a result of having these critical expectations, we internally develop a need assessment process in order for us to be able to meet our obligations short and long term. Once we develop this strategy we set off into the world to “get it down”, so to speak. We claw, sweat, and fight for every opportunity that we have in life, and pray that it all works out to God.
This is not an easy process and there are no quick fixes to solve some of our financial problems. There are days for many people where we do not know where the money will come from to pay for dinner or the light bill at the end of the month. This can be very difficult to understand and God gets some of the blame along the way from us as well for this problem that we face along our journey. If we have faith and believe we will understand that the struggles that we go through have a purpose, and if we question our faith we may wonder even more why some have more blessings than we do. We can not worry about others and must focus on our walk with Jesus.
The only difference between anyone in the world is the family and culture that we are born into. Some people are born into wealthy families and some are not. Some people are born and abandoned, as others are welcomed into a loving home. God is the only one who knows the reason why we are placed where we are in this world. Do some people have an advantage over others due to this fact, maybe? On the other hand having a blessing of money may be a curse, because what you do with God’s blessing both financially and not is even more critical in determining our entry into Heaven.
It is stated this way in the Bible from Luke, “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth”. We are taught that money is the root of all evil and that if we want to get into heaven we can not allow money to overtake us as a “God”. So as we try to monopolize our income today and in the future we must come to understand that God will provide all that we need; all we have to do is ask for Jesus’s blessing and to include our Father during the planning phase of our lives moving forward.
Reflection Day #65
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: