Thanks for the timely encouragement. It’s just paper. I’m blessed with my family and if it recovers great and if not blessed be the Lord always. It the big scheme of things it does not effect my inheritance. I ought to be thankful I have a 401K and not having my loved ones ravaged with poverty and AIDS. Thanks for the big picture. I really look forward to meeting you in two weeks. Ciao, Steve
I love what Nouwen says: “We can only survive our world when we trust that God knows us more intimately than we know ourselves. We can only keep it together when we believe that God holds us together. We can only win our lives when we remain faithful to the truth that every little part of us, yes, every hair, is completely safe in the divine embrace of our Lord. To say it differently: When we keep living a spiritual life, we have nothing to be afraid of.”
Someone emailed me a prophetic word apparently given earlier this Summer about September being the month that would “convince you that you must connect to His economic system” amidst a lot of world financial crisis.
I always hold with a slight pinch of salt prophetic words I hear via email – don’t know the person, wasn’t there when it was given etc, which makes weighing it effectively more difficult. But there’s a lot of sense in that sentence I think. It’s financially chaotic over here in the UK right now too with yet another mortgage institution being nationalised by our government only yesterday.
The only rock is our God and He says He will meet all our needs and has Provider as one of His names. If you have your faith and you have your Lord, then what you do have is far greater than what you could possibly lose.
Not every physical need get met on this planet, as you guys well know. Suffering doesn’t walk out of the door when you meet Jesus. In fact the converse is often true. But God is sovereign even so. He’s either on the throne or He isn’t. “We can only keep it together when we believe God holds us together.” And He does.
We have been trying to decide what we think about saving for retirement. Have you addressed this before? My conscience tells me that it isn’t fair to save money for myself when someone is dying of hunger. What are your views?
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