Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, March 25, 2013

Trusting in Paper....

Some People are SO POOR.....All they have is MONEY!

Interesting quote isn't it?  A true quote!!


This past evening, we attended home groups through our church.  Let me explain.....a couple times a year, we as a congregation, sign up to attend different home groups at the homes of those that are hosting the meetings.  It's an excellent way to be able to fellowship with people in the church that we might or might not normally have contact with. 

Not only do we gather and EAT, but there is always a selected study that each group does in unison.
This time, our study is "The Christian Atheist" by Craig Groeschel.

Isn't this an ODD title?   I had many questions about the title of this study because it sounds so contradicting, BUT...the author does an excellent job of explaining what he is talking about.

Believing in God.....But Living as if HE doesn't exist!

Admitting we know God, we believe in God.....but living the way we want to live with no consideration for God's word.


I have found myself on numerous occasions, treading in the depths of these muddy waters.  Not trusting God for the things in my life!  More so.....not being content!!   Ouch, it hurts to admit this.

It is way too easy to worry about the deposits in our bank account, rather than to consider our deposits of goodness in giving back to the world.

Does money really make us happy?   This is certainly a loaded question.......most of us, without a doubt would say YES to this question.  Sure, it would nice to wake up each morning knowing that we can start our day with no debt, no utility bills, plenty of food, and being able to purchase all the desires of our heart.

REALLY???'s the last part of that statement that I'm talking about.   Being able to purchase anything that we wanted.  This might be fun for a short while, but in time......we would wake up each day with NO contentment, because things DO NOT BRING US HAPPINESS...

As I sit here writing this, I have to ask myself if I have done any justice to this message.....maybe not, but I do know that I was encouraged by the study last night and I want to learn to be more CONTENT IN MY OWN LIFE. 

I do not want my Trust to be in a piece of paper with numbers written on it.  I want my total trust to be in GOD

Hope you all have a Blessed day


Patti said...

Love the quote & it's so true! I was challenged by the study as well. It's so good to gather around God's word & learn from one another.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Excellent reminder of being content with what you have. I have been on both sides, and while being broke is not fun, being empty spiritually is worse, in my opinion. It is a struggle to live this out though, I must admit!

Ginny said...

I totally agree with you. This book blows our minds. So these people believe there is a God, but do not pray or try to please I have it right???

Betsy Adams said...

Well---money can be the root of all evil. I have seen it at work. First, one of my best girlfriends' hubby inherited alot of money... The money puts separation between them. That is happening in another marriage I know about. The wife inherited tons of money --and now that money has almost split up the marriage. The daughters are spoiled rotten --and live as little rich girls. SO SAD to see that.

AND--I worked for a church once that had been given a HUGE amount of money when a member died. That money almost killed the church because people thought that the church had enough money to operate on --so they quit GIVING their TITHES to that church..

SO--you can see how money can be a blessing and a curse.


Dar said...

I have been struggling so long with 'Turning my concerns over' to God. So often, I want to be in CONTROL when the end result ALWAYS is that ONLY GOD is in control. That's where the turning it over comes in for me. I can struggle with my health, or having enough funds to go around for our daily needs, bills, food, grandloves, but when I remember that God will see to these things, it becomes increasingly easier. The one thing we have ALWAYS had, is HOPE that God gives us daily...hope that HE will never fail us. HE will always take care of us so long as we remember to let Him. Thanks always for your inspiring me. OOPS, I got carried away :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your post to day is very inspiring for me. I had a similar talk just this week with a close family member.
I will have to share your post which can support my thoughts on this matter. I hope it might open some eyes. I hope you have a great week.

Michelle said...

What a great, and true, quote!

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