Hebrews:13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
I happened to come across a blogroll called Grace Alone and saw where they have this event called Thankful Thursday. It appears that other ladies will host it also on their blogs for a month and you can link yours there. So I hope I’m not doing this incorrectly, (please excuse me if I am) It appears this month it is being hosted by the blog called Spiritually Unequal Marriage which I a,m unfortunately a participant.in. It’s not a mistake that I was referred to the former blog but that’s another day’s blog perhaps. Today I am concentrating on the verse above. We all know that money allows us to have things. I am not a great lover of money and things but sometimes I can desire things that I may not really need and thus I am not content with what I have. My weakness seems to be books. I don’t go crazy over clothes and shoes and the normal things that women tend to be lured to (I’m a little different) but I just love books. I love to hold them and see them on bookshelves and even smell old ones and oh, I also sometimes read them. I know I will never get them all read so why do I cling to them.? You’re probably saying “What does this have to do with Thankful Thursday?” Well, I’m thankful that God allows me to see the things in my life that I need to work on that may be just a little out of control (grinning as I am typing this). I’ve realized that I could really exist without any of these books except one–my Bible. And even at that I would have to choose which interpretation I would keep. Oh boy. I am being a little humorous in this but I am really thankful that even in my obsessions He is there. He never leaves me nor forsakes me. He doesn’t say, “Well, she’s past working with so I think I’ll just move on.” No, he’s omnipresent. He’s with me in my stuff and at the same time he’s with you in yours. So today I am thankful for His presence in him life. I am thankful to know that He is always with me and in me. Yes, I am a mess, but I am his daughter and he is my Abba Father and for that I am thankful.