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Dec 5

Good morning, Father!
Thank you so much for your patient care. Thank you for helping me through the panic attacks this morning, for enabling me to just get up and take a shower and let you protect me. Thank you that I will not ALWAYS be helpless before my own changing hormones, that some day they will level out and I will be in a new season of my life, more free. Father, I thank you for the constant reminders you supply, of your Word and of your Faithfulness. It would be so easy to look around and lose heart, as we have NO transportation, and NO way to climb out of this trap of poverty. I feel I have no hope of living in a CLEAN house, but am doomed to live in shameful clutter-ville forever. But, so what? My husband is kind to me, and he loves you as well. I have joy in my heart and peace of mind and an unexplainable HOPE that walks with me everywhere I go. I wouldn’t trade these treasures for any amount of financial stability, as they are so much more rare and precious. I am truly blessed! I am rich beyond measure, for I have LOVE.

 
1 Timothy 6:17-19 ERV

Give this command to those who are rich with the things of this world. Tell them not to be proud. Tell them to hope in God, not their money. Money cannot be trusted, but God takes care of us richly. He gives us everything to enjoy.
Tell those who are rich to do good–to be rich in good works. And tell them they should be happy to give and ready to share.
By doing this, they will be saving up a treasure for themselves. And that treasure will be a strong foundation on which their future life will be built. They will be able to have the life that is true life.

 
Father, I’ve never been rich or anywhere remotely close to it. However, you have still allowed me to give to others in so many ways. When I had an extra car, I gave it away instead of selling it. When I moved from my old trailer (which was in a LOT better shape than this one, lol), I gave that away as well. And I spend most of my days giving away my time — to my husband and children, to my art that has given NO return yet, to all the teachers and homeschool families all over the world who have benefitted from the thousands of pages of freebies and super-low-cost printable educational materials I’ve created over the last 12+ years. I have no fear that you will abandon me, Lord. You will continue to take awesome care of me in your way, in your timing. Thank you for being so very faithful, Shepherd!

 

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