I don’t care what you have or don’t have. if you are the CEO of a fortune 500 company or the guy that just sweeps the floor inside the building. God loves you. I have previously spoken of this, and how His powerful love can change us. Inside where people can’t see, but God can see.
And God doesn’t care about that.
He doesn’t care what car you drive, what clothes you wear, or what job you have. Thats not important.
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” Acts 10:34 KJV
No matter what we have, or who we are, God does not care about that. He is the creator of the universe, and everything in it. What does he care if you own a Mercedes or a Pinto?
The reason I bring this up is because I see this disturbing trend, even amongst Christians, where they want to play the me too game. They want to have the nice house, the nice cars, the nice clothes and all the other “nice” things in the world. And that in and of itself is not a problem.
If you have been blessed with these things, then who am I to say anything? Thats not what I am talking about. What I am talking about is when your desire for material goods, and money, becomes stronger than your love and faith in the Lord God. When Jesus died on the cross, HE HAD NOTHING! Nothing on this earth. And I don’t think His sacrifice on the cross was so I can buy a BMW.
If you have been so exceedingly blessed, as I have in my life, then I would imagine God has a plan for you that will include those blessings. How can they help serve God? How can they help spread the message of Christ crucified for our sins? How can they help in the trenches where we are fighting for souls?
I don’t know. And thats the hard truth because I can’t tell you. Only God can speak into your heart and let you know what your path is. I am just musing as to where has all of this love of money, love of the material is coming from.
I like nice things just like anyone else, but I appreciate people more. I appreciate the little things the Lord has given me more. Because they hold meaning, they have value beyond this world, and I want to have my riches in Heaven. I don’t care about what happens here. The Lord God has seen fit to give me a decent place to live, where I can be comfortable. So I have to ask myself the same question, what have I done to help the Lord, to spread the message of salvation to those that need it? Probably not enough, so I can only try my best, and listen to my heart for where God speaks to me to tell me what I need to do.
And to be clear, this is not in any way meant to “shame” anyone, for having a lot. I am not talking about that, and thats not what I am about, and what this post is about. I am saying that we should put everything into serving God. To listening for his voice to let us know what path we are meant to travel. I believe that wherever we are it’s because God has put us there for a reason, and it might be one we don’t readily understand, but its important to keep Him first, and not worry about the other things.