The Word of God Will Keep Your Heart
Sometimes I think we have been cursed with blessings. I have a good friend, a brother in the Lord, who serves God well under pressure. When finances go bad and health goes south on him he is in church every time the doors are open, even if he has to drag himself in. But it is a different story when times are good.
It isn’t always the hard times that reveal our faith – it is often how we respond to the good times that our faith is demonstrated.
I remember a cartoon I saw in a religious publication many years ago. The first picture was a man watching the offering plate go by and he was saying, “I wish I had something to give.” The second picture was the same man with a fist full of money and he was saying, “If I give this to the church the pastor is liable to backslide and spend it on wrong things.”
I recently saw a program on TV that was showing how people have been affected by winning millions of dollars. Some of them handle it fine, but for others it destroys their life. Their blessing became their curse.
Have you been blessed with the blessing or has the blessing become a curse to you?
Prayer: Dear Jesus, give me the grace to accept the good and the bad with the same faith. And especially, when the good times come, help me to continue to be mindful of you. In Jesus name. Amen.
Message: When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God… Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees… Otherwise… your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God.
Affirmation: I am careful to be grateful to God for the blessings He gives lest I forget Him and my heart be drawn away.
Reflection: I have heard it said that it is not what you have that affects your faith walk but rather your faith walk is affected by what has you. How must you guard your heart to keep from being drawn into trusting the blessing rather than trusting the one who blesses?
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