Dec 29, 2008

Riches Are A State Of Mind

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the current financial state of North America.

This Christmas I've had time to reflect and remember all of the things that are mine in Christ. I've come to realize that "Riches are a state of mind"

I am one rich woman. I've always felt this way. And now, more than ever I am convinced of it.

Here are some priceless and invaluable things that make me rich.
  • Relationships with my family and friends
  • A God who talks to me and listens to me
  • Kindness
  • Forgiveness
  • Peace
  • Memories
  • Love
  • Peace
These are just a few. What are some of your invaluable riches?

Jesus has made us rich with His grace and His love and we walk in a heavenly inheritance and authority that only comes by knowing Him. This is our opportunity to shine! This is a season to share our riches with others.

Proverbs 8:17-19 says

17 I love those who love me,
and those who seek me find me.
18 With me are riches and honor,
enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 My fruit is better than fine gold;
what I yield surpasses choice silver.

The hope of Christ within us is what makes us rich. We can begin to see with eyes of the spirit and recognize His goodness and favor in our lives.

We are rich with things that cannot be bought with money.

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Col. 3


Shaun and Holly said...

I am rich!!
I am rich with:
~a family
~dear friends
~unwavering love of my Savior
~many many amazing photographs that people in my family have take
~original art work(painted by family members and loved ones)
~a flower garden
~everything I need

*sigh* I am thankful!

Shari said...

I'm a Millionaire... no make that a Billionaire!
Happy New Year to your family from ours!

Williams Family Blog said...

Number one on my list today is the garden that surrounds my home. It is a beautiful intimate spot that surrounds my home. I feel so blessed.
Love you Cheryl!

Tom Zawacki said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you Cheryl and your awesome family!


Caleb Drew said...

Hey Cheryl, thanks for this post! It's nice to be reminded that things truly aren't as sour as we make them out to be. Happy new year.

Tamatha said...

I too am rich:o)