Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It is so practical. It’s success in the face of reality. Hebrews 13:5 – Keep yourselves free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. For God has said, never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. God is saying – I’m better! If I’m with you, you don’t have to love anything else. The greatest competitor with God in your life? Money. The things you desire that money can buy. Love God or Love Money. God said you can’t do both. He warns us of the trap of money. And it’s not passive, it’s active. Have you ever known someone who got free of something, only to be bound by it again? Like a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Someone said, the only thing harder than getting out of debt, is staying out of debt. Whatever the trap, some people were once free, but have let themselves become bound again, entangled. God says keep yourself free from the love of money – because it’s trying to take over you again. Stay free! Keep yourself free. Money is always trying to trap you. The love of money that you overcame is always trying to overcome you. To take back the ground you took from it. How do you keep yourself free from the love of money? Contentment. Be content w/ what you have. Not complacent, content. Just because you’re content, doesn’t mean you’re complacent. If you know that you work for God, not money, it’s not the motivator, obedience is, serving others is. How do you be content with what you have? By being thankful for what you have. Paul said, “I have learned to be content.” How do you learn? Thanksgiving leads you to contentment, which keeps you free from the love of money. Choose thanksgiving, and you’ll choose contentment, and you’ll keep yourself free from the love of money. God thank you for this day, thank you for this job, this car, this house, this meal, this family, this promise - you will never leave me nor forsake me. Praying that you will stay free. That your thanksgiving and praise, and your run to obey will keep you free from the love of money, or anything else that tries to trap you again. He will never leave you nor forsake you – that’s all you need! His way for you – is way better!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!