January 1, 2010

Moving Into the New Year

One of the great delusions that goes with wealth, power and status
is to think we are in control of our lives.
The most difficult lesson for most people to realize
is that God values the heart, not what we possess.
Everything we have is on loan to us.
We are only stewards of His possessions.

-Will Pounds, in "Gabriel Came By Today"

We enter into a new year which promises to be another difficult year economically for many persons. The quotation above should serve as a reminder as we enter this new year to keep our priorities in mind. God is not alone in loving us for who we are rather than what we possess.

May we remember to do the best we can with what we have so that we can be the best possible stewards of all that God entrusts to us.