There are times when I want more money, a newer car, a bigger house, and so many other things that money can buy.
I admit that I feel cheated sometimes. I work hard and live right, but don’t seem to have as much as others.
But when I stop, and put things in perspective, I realize that I have so much, that money cannot buy.
And that makes me rich.
I have a great marriage of 18 years. We love each other more today, than the day we were married.
I have more than a house, I have a home; filled with love and lots, and lots of fond memories.
I am blessed with two children that love me.
I have friends that are loyal and trustworthy. They invest in my family, they pray for our needs, and they strive to help us overcome the obstacles in our lives.
I am blessed to be part of a church that loves and takes care of one another. And they give sacrificially to serve our community.
There is so much more that I have that money cannot buy, but most importantly to me, I am redeemed. My heart is at peace because I am forgiven. I am free from the sins that once held me in bondage.
Forgive me for those moments where I am weak and selfish, and I think I need more of what money can buy.
What I really want, is more of what money cannot buy. That is what a good life really is. Thank you that I have so much already!
If you were to pray a prayer of thanksgiving today, what would it sound like?