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Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. Psalm 73:25 NLT
Let’s be real. We all have desires. There are things we would love to have. I’ve realized though, that in the seasons where I had fewer resources, it helped me get clear on two things:
God is all I really have and God is all I really need.
In seasons where we have less it becomes easier to differentiate between wants and needs. It’s easier to see what really matters. To see where our provision comes from. There’s no question of where help comes from. There are no delusions of self sufficiency when all we can do is wait on God. When we don’t have very much, there aren’t many options of where to place our hope. No distractions to steal the focus away from the Father. When the money is all gone, it’s more clear that everything we thought we had was never ours to begin with. We’re faced with the reality that everything we have is a precious gift from our loving Father. Not earned or deserved. But freely given for us to steward and to use wisely for His glory. When everything slips away, we see, maybe for the first time, that God is all any of us really has. Only our relationship with Him will last forever.
When all the other comforts are stripped away may we find that what’s left is what was really most precious all along. That we have relationship with God through Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. Without that, none of the other stuff matters anyway.
Love & Blessings,