Today, I am detouring from my typical practical blogs to share an email that I received today that offered a spiritual perspective to financial worries. We often get so buried in the fears of money that we really forget to look at the source of lasting riches. With my recent move, I have been praying about the sale of my house in North Carolina that is on the market. I would love for it to sell so we could buy this short sale home in Missouri. I have really had to watch my thinking to make sure I do not fall in the worry trap that seems to engulf the media with slowing home sales. Your thinking determines your experience. I have spent time reading Bible verses like “Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth and rust doth not corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” Matt. 6:20 That is an interest line because it definitely can seem like thieves like Madoff can steal ones riches. You have to take the time to decide what true riches are. Is the true wealth you half in life your family, friends or health? These are priceless! Just last night, my friend called and said that she really likes this guy but he was overweight. He didn’t come in the perfect package. Life doesn’t always come exactly with the perfect outside package so you have to see the real treasures are on the inside. Another friend said she was so sad when her husband was four or five inches shorter than her. She always imagined marrying a tall guy but she loved him on the inside. Sometimes you have to sacrifice the artificial for the true substance or riches in life. Hasn’t America gotten into this crisis because we dwell to much of life on the outward appearance?
I love to watch a program on Saturday nights on CNBC called “Til Debt Do Us Part”. It shows most couples on the brink of divorce because their financial debts seem overwhelming. Most of them have gone in to debt buying endless things for their children so they can “keep up” with the other moms or people in the neighborhood. Stop worrying about other people and what they think. They may be the next couple you see on tv that has over $100,000 in debt.
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