How Rich Am I (8/15/13)

Read: Nehemiah 9:22-10:39, 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13, Psalm 34:1-10, Proverbs 21:13

Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.
(Proverbs 21:13)

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Relate: Instead of giving my normal story, analogy, or illustration here I would encourage you to meander over to the Global Rich List and check it out. Took me about 15 seconds tops to discover my place.

React: I don’t consider myself a very rich person. Not by any stretch. The problem is, almost nobody does. Those making 35,000 USD a year (about double me) wish they made 50. Those making 50 wish they made 100 and so on and so forth. Apparently, I am richer than I thought. I make more than 95% of the world. I have clean water, food enough to eat and then some, and a roof over my head with reliable electricity. I’m doing better than hundreds of millions of people worldwide. But do I even hear their cry?

Respond: 

God, I thank You for the many, many ways in which I have been blessed. When I try to look around at those near me it is so easy to overlook how much I actually have. I have been blessed for a reason. Help me to be a blessing. Help me to have ears to hear the cries of the poor. Help me to have a creative and disciplined mind to know when and how to effectively give to those in need that cross my path. Help my walk be intentional toward those that need. Help me to be You to my world.

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19 thoughts on “How Rich Am I (8/15/13)

  1. Wow! What an eye opener. . . I too am so blessed with so little compared to the rest of the world. Thank you Lord Jesus for supplying me my daily needs! ~ Blessings and abundant grace to you BJ ~

  2. Reblogged this on Andy Kaufman's Kavalkade Krew and commented:
    This is an absolutely wonderful blog.
    And we at Andy Kaufman’s Kavalkade Krew are started by the absolutely stark contrast between this Christian blogger at WordPress.com, and EdwardA a City Data Member who professes to be a Catholic.

    EdwardA professes to be a Catholic.

  3. Count your blessings name them one by one
    Count your many blessings see what God has done

    I’ve been unemployed for the longest time, but I just keep counting my blessings. I wanted to test my faith, so I walked into a couple high end stores just to look around. I got treated with special service you wouldn’t believe like they think I make six figures. The power of faith.

  4. i was on the verge of homelessness, i’m always at the edge, but i did alot for friends etc even when it wasn’t feasible, i went the extra yard, when i find myself in times of trouble, you see people a little clearly as they say

  5. Being Thankful also is a must along with gratitude. Take time to reflect on what the Father is saying and quit fighting Him! The other question you have to ask yourself is what would you do with all that money? Yes feed the homeless and poor ~see my blog on this today. We have more then enough! His love is all we need and faith. He will always provide for you!

  6. I am rich beyond belief, and am just making ends meet to pay my bills… Praise the Lord for His grace and His mercy…. He promises to provide for my needs, and He does !!

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

  7. Compared to the rest of the world, most of us who live in the United States are very rich. This being said, “to whom much is given, much is required”. Our greatest example is Jesus, who was rich, but for our sake, became poor (2 Corinthians 8:9).
    Thanks for a great post!
    navigatingalzheimers.com

  8. It took less than 10 minutes on Nicaraguan soil to learn that I am filthy rich in “stuff.” It took about 10 minutes in their church to discover that I am a pauper spiritually. 😦

    \o/

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