2010 WOW Rewind (3) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power, and welcome back to our 2010 WOW Rewind. I love revisiting scriptures that I’ve studied in the past and watching them come to life in a new way. That proves that The Word is alive! Grab your coffee and come on in.

Now we move forward a little bit in The Word to the book of Hebrews, Chapter 13, Verse 5 which says: (Your name______), “let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for he Himself has said, I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you.

I remember when we first began to learn this verse. I was truly learning the peace that comes with being content with what I have and it was proven by the fact that I could go into countless stores and not be overcome with the temptation to buy more of this and more of that. Trust me, I’m all about having lots of shoes, clothes and a girl’s gotta have purses and jewelry to match, right?

This year, however, this verse has a different facet, which truly is what is so cool about The Bible, for it is God-breathed! Anyway, here’s the significance of this verse to me now in this season of mourning my mom’s passing and wanting a relationship with my two brothers and my big sister – or should I say my older sister? What is politically correct these days anyways? 🙂

As I continue to try and be the peacemaker in our family, there is still a tug of war going on in which I am refusing to join. On one side is my little brother and his family, and I truly believe that it is not within their hearts to hurt any of his siblings. He’s tugging/fighting for what he believes is right. And then on the other side of the rope is my older brother and sister – and at one point I was on this side – who are fighting for the principle of it all, and I actually agree with their point of view on the issue more so than with my little brother, BUT – yeah, there’s a but — “as much as is possible with me, I must live peaceably with others,” so I opted out of the tug of war.

By the way, the tug of war is over money, or at least that’s what started it. It has now become much more than that, but that’s why this scripture is so relevant still yet in my life, and I’m sure if you think about it, chew it up to digest it, you would find that this verse will help you through a lot of financial dilemmas.

Anyway, emotions are still raw, and I’ve been able to witness the reality of that whenever a comment is sent out that is misunderstood. What happens is it works like a little spark in a dying fire and threatens to re-ignite it again into an all-encompassing fire upgraded to a wildfire when pride is thrown in. The funny thing about it is my older brother is doing well financially so it’s not the “love of money” he’s fighting about. I know that in my heart. No, this tug-of-war is about the morality of the issue. Unfortunately, he, like many of us, is blinded and deceived by pride, ripping him off of being content.

Would you join me in praying that God’s word would take root in his heart? And I’ll be praying that you hear how these words of wisdom are speaking to you in your life, too.

Joyfully,

Evinda

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