LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT THINGS
I literally have chill bumps on my arm as I write this devotion, because these devotions seem to connect with one another. I have in my office this saying, “the best things in life, aren’t things.” However, I would argue strongly, that many people spend their entire life trying to accumulate things, when they miss the best things in life such as love, peace and fulfillment. We spend our whole life trying to accumulate things and we never seem to be satisfied. The more we have the more we want. Please, do not misunderstand. Things are nice to have but that is not the essence of life. Do not waste all of your life trying to accumulate things and miss the real blessings in life. Remember this: the greatest legacy that you can offer to the next generation is the gift of love. Note that I did not say things, for they will not last. I chuckle now because I have some things that are near and dear to me – like suits and ties; but they mean nothing to my sons or grandsons. I want to leave them a legacy of love and a good name. With these thoughts in mind, Philippians 4:19 records:
“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
We have heard this verse many times. But, how true it is! As the Philippians have made a sacrifice to God, Paul reminds us He will supply every need. Paul is clear about the mercy and love of God. Notice how Paul says “My God.” He boldly declares that the God he serves and loves is able to supply not some of his needs, but all of his needs. Whatever they face, God can meet their every need. They were not to be concerned simply about things, but to focus on the love of God. What a wonderful testimony Paul makes to the people of God. Remember, Paul learned to be content in whatever state he found himself. He discovered a long time ago that it is not about things. Prayerfully, you have discovered it as well and you are at peace with God.