Aug 29, 2016
The greatest “wealth” we can achieve is growing deeper in our relationship with Jesus and being content with the blessing He has given us.
Here’s the thing about following Jesus: His teachings are usually totally backward compared to the mindset of our culture. For example, “The first will be last.” What? No, the first will be first, right? That is what the world teaches us. But Jesus would disagree. In His Kingdom, it is those who place themselves last who will be given a place of authority and honor. This brings us to today’s One Verse. The Apostle Paul is talking about “great gain.” Wealth. In just six short words, Paul teaches us how to achieve great gain and wealth. 1 Timothy 6:6 says, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” Huh? There is nothing in that verse about our checking account or getting a nicer car or a bigger house. Yet, that is how our culture would measure gain. In God’s Kingdom, true wealth comes from a place of joy and peace and love. Growing deeper in our relationship with God and being thankful for His blessings in our lives lead to greater peace and joy. This truly is great gain! And here is the cool part. As we draw closer to God, as we become more at peace with the blessings He has already given us, He is much more likely to pour out more blessings in our lives. Now, which is better? Using our own power to push ahead and scrape out anything we can get? Or allowing our lives to be directed by a loving and all powerful Father. Yeah, I’m going with number two!
One Verse is a short, free podcast devotional designed to help you grow closer to God through less than 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Consistency trumps intensity. When it comes to working out, eating healthy, or managing our finances, consistency always trumps intensity. We reach our major life goals through small, purposeful steps taken daily. The same is true in our spiritual lives. I truly believe you will grow closer to God by spending just 5 minutes a day with Him versus cramming in an hour once a month. The One Verse Devotional is here to help take away the barriers of spending time with God. Now, during your workout, drive to work, or even shopping for groceries, you can invest in your spiritual life.