Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for taking care of myself and my family! Please be with my friend in New York and help her have a good weekend. Show her how much you love and care for her, comfort and protect her, mighty Shepherd! Thank you for being with my oldest son, helping him make a good start in his new job. Please help him learn the skills he needs to write every day, and keep up with his deadlines. Thank you for setting him up to be a lifetime writer, Lord! I really look forward to seeing what he produces in my lifetime! 😀
Matthew 25:19-29 ERV
“After a long time the master came home. He asked the servants what they did with his money.
The servant who got five bags brought that amount and five more bags of money to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, you trusted me to care for five bags of money. So I used them to earn five more.’
“The master answered, ‘You did right. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with that small amount of money. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’
“Then the servant who got two bags of money came to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of money to care for. So I used your two bags to earn two more.’
“The master answered, ‘You did right. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with a small amount of money. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’
“Then the servant who got one bag of money came to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, I knew you were a very hard man. You harvest what you did not plant. You gather crops where you did not put any seed.
So I was afraid. I went and hid your money in the ground. Here is the one bag of money you gave me.’
“The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest what I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not put any seed.
So you should have put my money in the bank. Then, when I came home, I would get my money back. And I would also get the interest that my money earned.’
“So the master told his other servants, ‘Take the one bag of money from that servant and give it to the servant who has ten bags.
Everyone who uses what they have will get more. They will have much more than they need. But people who do not use what they have will have everything taken away from them.‘
Lord, I thank you for giving me so much! I may not have a working car or a house that isn’t falling apart all around me. I may not have jewelry or fancy clothes — I just wear shorts I have made and t-shirts I got at Good Will. Haha! But I feel so RICH, Father!!! Each member of my family has HOPE, we are all working towards our futures, and we all have pretty good health. I have an abundance of awesome books and art and craft supplies, and I have over a dozen different websites that I can build for YOU! Even my little dog is doing fairly well today. AND I have air conditioning in my home — as of yesterday!!! I just cannot imagine being blessed any more than I already am, Lord. I would much prefer not having a car and living in this house with the floor and the roof both slowly caving in, yet to have an abundance of joy and hope — than to live in a mansion with a maid and a fancy car and a closet full of nice clothing — and yet to feel poor and sad. Thank you for choosing me, Lord!