A verse for you!
Good morning everyone – I hope your experience with the study is getting better and better as you learn your way around. I wanted to share with you a verse God put on my heart earlier this week and for me, it is the key to this week’s lesson on True Riches. Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
True Riches is one of those areas that is SOOOOOO counter cultural compared to what we see, hear, taste, feel, and experience every single day. We have to be immersed in scripture in order to see things the way God does and think His thoughts. That’s one reason I’m so thankful you are each involved in this study – immersing yourself in what God says about our finances … about faithful stewardship … about true riches. And the fun part is – it isn’t always as scary as we think it is. God’s message to us is full of hope and joy and is WAY more fulfilling and life-giving than anything the world is going to throw at us – no matter how fun and sparkly it might seem at the time.
Just know I’m thinking of each of you and praying for you and am excited you are involved in the study. Be sure to keep posting to the community discussion board and if you have any prayer requests – you can post those as well or send me a message if you don’t want it on the community board. Have a blessed day!