Tuesday, December 1, 2015

greed or....

Today's readings: Daniel 8:1-27, 1 John 2:1-17, Psalm 120:1-7, Proverbs 28:25-26

The proverb today gives us a distinction that makes total sense, but isn't apparent at first. That's the mark of wisdom.

The writer of proverbs tells us that we can either choose greed - which leads to fighting. Or we can choose to trust God - which leads to prosperity. Sounds odd, doesn't it? But it's true.

Think about what happens when we choose greed. We become distrustful of everyone - other people, God, the economy, the environment... we worry that "they" are going to take our stuff away.

Think about what happens when we trust God. We KNOW that He can provide everything we need. We know that He feeds the birds and that the flowers look beautiful without worrying about things. So when we trust Him, we are free. Free to share. Free to do what we really want to do, what He is calling us to do - our deepest heart's desire. And when we're free from fear, and pursuing our heart's desire, we find passion.

And passion in your work leads to prosperity.

Thank You, God, for showing us so simple and yet so profound.

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