‘You’re richer than you think!’

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 10:28-31

What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“Will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age…” (Mark 10:30)
This does not make sense if we understand it in terms of worldly gain.
What we gain is a new family, as well all as a new treasure.
Jesus is not promising a changed bank balance.
We need to check our minds and hearts, not our bank accounts, to see this gain.
It requires a new way of thinking, seeing and living to appreciate this.
If we are still attached to worldly values and pleasures, we will not.
Through Jesus we are free from being possessed by people and stuff.
We are able to enjoy things without the need to control or own them.
Every person becomes family, and we see Jesus in all of them.
Every little thing becomes a treaure that we appreciate and thank God for.
And persecution or death cannot rob us of this eternal wealth,
This new perspective is one that I am still working on.
To grow an abundance mindset rooted in God, Jesus and who I am in them.
It really is true, ‘You’re richer than you think!’
PRAYER
Lord, help me to see and appreciate treasure in the people and life that I do have, and not get stuck on the things I don’t have or have lost.

3 Comments

  1. What really matters is the place I give to Jesus. What am I holding on to? All for Jesus because that is the heart of the matter. This world will fade away but life in Him will last forevermore. The greatest gift is love – love God. Love one another. That’s true life and living.

    Jesus, all for Jesus
    All I am and have and ever hope to be
    Jesus, all for Jesus
    All I am and have and ever hope to be

    All of my ambitions, hopes and plans
    I surrender these into Your hands
    All of my ambitions, hopes and plans
    I surrender these into Your hands

    For it’s only in Your will that I am free
    For it’s only in Your will that I am free
    Jesus, all for Jesus
    All I am and have and ever hope to be

  2. Personally, I have experienced receiving ‘new’ family when away for years at a time from my family. I have received many new ‘brother’s and sisters, fathers and mothers’ over the years in various countries that I will remember like family. This has been a blessing when serving overseas – and I know that my wife and I would not hesitate to return. I’ve experienced that God provides His family – that is the blessing of being part of Jesus’ family!

  3. I’m reminded to not count what I have today to my name. Lord help me not track all that I’ve given up for you, but what more I can give.

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