(Have An Uncomplicated, Modest Lifestyle)TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 13:5-6 MSG“Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?”LET’S TALKThere are various stages of development and growth in life, and we’re not all at the same level at the same time.So, just because a friend or neighbour has something nice that you’re not able to afford at this stage of your life shouldn’t make you feel less of yourself. There’s no need to try by all means to get things others have just to measure up.Quit stretching yourself to do things that are beyond you at the moment just because you want to identify with and be accepted by a certain person or group.Apostle Paul said, “…We dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” (2 Corinthians 10:12).Make your life simple and easy. If you keep trying to measure yourself by others, you’d be frustrated. Follow the guidance of God’s Spirit, and know there’s a time for everything. Be content with what you have today, and what you may not be able to afford now, leave it for another time.Don’t indulge in an extravagant lifestyle just because you want others to think you’ve “arrived.” Be modest. Don’t crave something that belongs to other people, because God can do for you whatever you require Him to do for you. He’s your satisfaction. Have faith in Him; trust Him, and your life will be glorious.Go Deeper1 Timothy 6:6; Luke 12:15; Proverbs 16:18Pray:Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits! He’s crowned me with loving-kindness and tender mercies; He’s satisfied me with good things! My life is free of struggles because the Lord is my satisfaction! He’s all I crave, and I’m guided and propelled by His wisdom always. Amen.Daily Bible ReadingONE YEARLuke 11:37-54, Judges 5-6TWO YEARMatthew 28:1-10, Leviticus 8Act:Thank the Lord for and choose to be content with the things you have presently because He’ll always be there for you.
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