Possessing all things
As unknown and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things [2 Corinthians 6:9-10].
Are we possessed by our possessions? Has our material well-being so affected us that we no longer attend church, read scriptures, pray or worship? Instead we focus on videos, take-out food, and anything that distracts us from boredom.
The beauty of the season we find ourselves immersed within is the opportunity we have been given to realign our priorities. This starts, and ends, with the Lord. People filled with the Holy Spirit are not bored. They don’t need toys to keep themselves entertained.
We are returning to a world that doesn’t travel as often or as far. In other words, there is more time for us to look in the mirror. When we discover parts of ourselves that we don’t like, we now possess undistracted time to deal with them. In seeking a higher path toward our highest calling, we simultaneously affect the world around us for the better.
America is changing. We have a choice to make. I’m not focusing on a political choice for parties or personalities, I’m talking about a personal choice to stand for righteousness.
America is our land. America doesn’t own us or owe us. The same goes for our possessions. We are not defined by our possessions.
Our value is best defined by what we give away, not by what we accumulate. God gave us His Firstfruits, His best, the One whom He valued the most. If we are assigning value by what we offer to others, what is our worth?
Time to recommit to our fundamental values. Time to realign our perspective. Time to reconsider our priorities. I hope this message causes us to weigh our choices. Let’s reflect on the gifts and blessings of the Kingdom of God. In possessing a relationship with the living Lord of all Heaven, Earth, and creation itself we possess all things. You can’t top that.
How about using our spare time to seek the goodness of God? There’s a fresh idea! The coming revival is the result of all creation yearning for the sons (and daughters) of God to be revealed. We won’t find safety hiding behind a mountain of possessions. Let go. Let God.