Content with Jesus

Rod Shimabukuro


[5]Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13
In the closing of his letter, the author of Hebrews assembles practical ways to honor God. With the covenant keeping power and work of Jesus in mind, Christians are to live the kind of life that models their faith in Jesus.

So many Christians have taken the passage above simply to mean that Jesus will never leave us or forsake us - which sounds very soothing and endearing. Jesus is faithful and is always with us - and financial contentment because Jesus is always with us, is the context.

Today, I’m struggling with contentment. The character of God is that He is faithful and will never abandon me. But my battle has to do with my “wanting, greedy, self-seeking” appetite.

I want to live differently by thanking God for ALL that He has and is providing for me and my family! Gratefulness has to be increased in my heart and through my words.

I can also be a better steward of the possessions I do have, taking better account and care for the things I have. Some things are buried in my closet, drawers - things that was shoved out of site. Stewardship by knowing what I have, what I own and stewarding these possessions will be a Godly direction
Daddie God - Please forgive me for not being a Godly steward and ungratefulness. My heart stinks with selfishness and I want to ask You to cleanse me of my unrighteousness! Thank You for never abandoning me when I get worried, frustrated or lacking in trust. I know You will help me, change me!

Devotions for July 16

Isaiah 25,26,27,28
Hebrews 13

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