“A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12: 15)
Life is not about a collection of possessions, an amassing of things. It is likewise not about the number of accomplishments one can parade out, the amount of money one has gained, or the personal status one may have achieved. Our life is so much greater than that!
True abundance is in what God possesses. The fullness of His qualities of Life reflected assures that our lives are grand beyond measure, good and pleasing and plentiful. Material possessions will never be satisfying to us if we do not have an understanding of joy, of life, of love, and of their spiritual Source and expression. Those material things are fleeting, and what one day is our favorite item, our greatest achievement, the next day has lost our interest altogether.
But the substance of our life as God’s idea grants us riches that can’t be counted and an appeal that never wears off. For example, our home is in our hearts, a sense of peace that God gives us–the genuine comfort and beauty that comes with that settled state of Mind. That abundant quality can’t fail to be expressed in a lovely residence, a place that feels right and warm and welcoming.
When we claim our inheritance as children of God, recognize that privilege of being born to the great Giver of Good, we are able to feel that bounty all the time. Then we naturally feel loved, provided for, and with only and always the best that money itself can’t buy: priceless goodness, peace, and genuine satisfaction!
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