Because Life Is More than Money             

Consider the following as an antidote for your heart and mind to low grain prices, earthquakes, presidential election campaign ads, news and debates, weather extremes, attacks by terrorists, high taxes yet governments never have enough money, cancer, children raping children and adults molesting children and the many other hard things we are facing.

Be thankful to God that

        Your blessings outnumber your problems

       Your hours in today outnumber the your hours of work

        Your relief is greater than your stress level

        Your gains exceed your losses

        Your joys outnumber your woes

        Your friends outnumber your enemies

        Your courage is greater than your fear

        Your food is greater than your hunger

        Your kind deeds outnumber your mean ones

Then count on God, because God is

        The One who grants blessings and allows problems

       The One who gives you more than He takes

       The One who is the source of all joy and the answer to all woes

       The One who is a friend forever and gives grace for enemies

       The One who supplies daily bread

       The One who enables kindness.

        Whatever you count on God for He will provide and more. God takes whatever we place in His hand and multiplies it to meet our need and even more than we need. Ephesians 3:20 reads, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us…”.

        Rarely does God make something out of nothing. Before He created people, He made all of creation from nothing. Since creating us, He allows us a role to play in His work. We offer, we surrender to Him whatever and God multiplies it. Consider that Jesus asked the little boy to offer His little lunch. Then God multiplied it into lunch for 5,000.

        So offer to Him, surrender to Him what seemingly little you have of energy, time, health, wisdom, wealth, gratitude, security, peace and whatever else you have. Then carefully watch Him multiply it.   

Happy counting on God!

                                                                        Doug Johnson