We often believe that the next big thing will satisfy us and make us content, but that’s a lie. Our desire for more is never satisfied and demands that we consume more and more. As Justin’s story shows, even if we do attain wealth and status, there are experiences in our lives which money is powerless to change. Eventually, we all reach a point where the “stuff” of life fails us. The only thing that can save us is God radically interrupting our lives, graciously showing us the power of letting go, and ultimately transforming us into more generous people. By cultivating generosity in us and showing us a better way to view our possessions, God is helping us put our trust in Him–the Creator who can do anything–rather than our money
- Luke 12:22-24 and 1 Timothy 6:8-10 demonstrate that even food is a great reminder of God’s generosity. Today, give thanks as you pray before and after you eat.
- What are you currently pursuing that you believe will make you content? Is it wealth, status, a certain job or project? How can you take steps to surrender that to God and find contentment in Him?
- St. Augustine says that we were made to be with God. “Our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” How does knowing that your heart was designed to find your rest and contentment in God change your perspective?