Money, Money, Money!
Everything is always about the money.
“If only I had the money.”
“How can I get more money.”
“I need to make more money.”
“When we get the money we can….”
The World says; “Money is what makes the world go round.”
I believe that to be false. Gravity is actually what makes the world go round.
We need gravity, oxygen, water, Food… We need plants, trees and animals. Currency was created because trade (trading goods and services) had gotten to complicated. So people created money as a system in which would help get everyone what they needed. “Fancy minerals” such as gold and silver were the beginning of this system. Until people needed those minerals for other things.
Gold, silver, diamonds, jewels of all kinds have and have always had tremendous value. But why? Because they are shiny, or nice to look at? Because they are heavy and are unlike anything else in this world? Even then people had to put much time and effort into those minerals before they became pure and shiny. They have been and still are a sign of fortune. A “higher class” commodity. People have stolen, killed, and died for these objects they gave value to; And for what?
When people find gold, it means finding money. To most people, gold means a better life. Gold seems to be understood all over the world, by everyone, everywhere.
Who wouldn’t want to find gold, hit the jackpot, win the lottery? Who wouldn’t want more money? Who doesn’t desire money? The bible says to not love money. I am slowly starting to understand why.
Money Changes people. It can change you. Desire for money causes death, causes fear money causes all types of disasters.
Let me tell you a bit of backstory…
My family has never had a lot of money. We struggled to gain the constant necessities of life. We ran on Love. What we wanted, what we needed, and what we had was all very different. Throughout my life we have always been provided for. We have prayed without ceasing through all circumstances. We had to have faith. Everything always worked out. Things fell into place even when they looked real gloom. We had to have faith. My mom has always been very strong for us. When her income had ended under different circumstances. Each time when there was no real clear sign of hope, something always came up. Following not far behind was another provided. something always came up. We were always provided for.
These days those miracles have faded behind me and some days it is easy to forget we ALWAYS been blessed. No matter how gloom things looked. My husband and I have two kids and only one job. I am a stay at home mom, who doesn’t make much blogging and hasn’t sold her book yet. Combined we do not make a lot. But we make enough. We would love to win the lottery. We would love to find gold. It would help tremendously with buying a house and starting the couple businesses we want to open. It wouldn’t be the same type of success if we were handed it. If it came easy we wouldn’t get the satisfaction of “earning it”. Working from the ground up.
I want to be an accomplished writer, he wants to start his own blacksmith company. Those things cost money. We must work as hard as we can, and pray our endeavors are blessed. I can tell you, all that are babies know, is how much we love them. They do not care how much we make.
“Without God, without prayer, we can not succeed” Do not be offended. God loves you no matter what you believe. I am just explaining what I have seen work time and time again.
Unique Advice For Today: Do not love money, do not worry about money, pray about money. Do not let it over run your thoughts and fears.
Reference: Matthew 6:26-34 NKJV
Now, I did get a bit off track. Money is not the most important thing in the world. It is not the item that you need to constantly be concerned with. That does not mean you will not ever worry about it but it shouldn’t be what you think about day and night. The power in money is man made. That means it does not have the power to control you.
I really like diamonds. Not for what they are worth but because they are a beautiful creation.
The value of gold changes. Finding its worth is a constant search because it fluctuates constantly. In reality, gold mineral means nothing until you put the work and worth into making it valuable. Take away all of the work put into it, all you are left with is a dirty rock.
Of what value is gold? We need love in our lives more then we will ever need gold.
Think about it.
“Money does help, it does try to take over everything. Desires, “needs”, our emotions, everything. But it is not our provider. God is. The animals of this world do not have money. They do not care about gold or diamonds. Yet they are provided for. Everything they could possibly need in life is given to them. Do we not mean more to God then the animals do?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:26-34 NKJV
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