Nazareth Ministries at Nekadesh Farm Retreat Center
Thursday, May 23, 2013
"It will be as when a hungry man dreams - and behold, he is eating; but when he awakens, his hunger is not satisfied, or as when a thirsty man dreams - and behold, he is drinking, but when he awakens, behold, he is faint and his thirst is not quenched..." (Isaiah 29:8a,b)
A little will serve to sustain us comfortably, and a great deal can do no more. The desires of the soul find nothing in the wealth of the world to give satisfaction. The poor man has comfort as well as the richest, and is under no real disadvantage because of their wealth. Only in our own minds have we come to believe that wealth, possessions, status, and the American dreams makes people better, but none of it is better than the soul (rich or poor) that finds rest and peace in God; for it is better to live by faith in things to come, than to live by outward pursuits, which keeps the mind dwelling only upon present things. Our lot is appointed by God. We have what pleases God on the inside, which is Jesus Christ, and we must learn to let that please us as well. The greatest possessions and honours cannot set us above the common events of human life. Seeing that the things men pursue on earth increase vanities, what man or woman do you know that is better simply as a result of their worldly devices? Our life upon earth is fleeting and uncertain, and with little in it to be fond of, or to be depended on, or to bring us peace or happiness. Let us return to finding true wealth and possessions in God, trust in his mercy through Jesus Christ, and submit to his will. Then shall we glide through this materialistic world, and find ourselves in that happy place that money, wealth, status can buy or provide, where there is fullness of joy and pleasures for evermore. AMEN and so be it unto you today!!!
Have a "finding satisfaction in the right place" Thursday