When God Is All You Have

Realize that He is all you need

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, cialis usa nurse but on God, best cialis who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Timothy 6: 17

A mother from Mississippi stated yesterday that Hurricane Katrina took everything she had in this world except her faith in God.   She conceivably lost her home, car, furnishings, and even family members. But she was content, realizing that her faith in God was all she really needed (Philippians 4:11-12; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Matthew 6:25-34). What a Godly woman; what a great response to the devastation she experienced. This woman realized that when God was all she had, then He was all she really needed.   I pray I can have the same response should a day like hers come to me.

Please continue to pray for those who are still in great need. Pray that many will find Christ in the midst of this tragedy. Perhaps losing everything will be the key to securing their lives to a hope that cannot be swept away by a storm.

Also pray for those individual Christians and churches who are taking in these hurricane victims that they will be able to lead many to Christ during their time together. Perhaps when all these hurricane refugees return to New Orleans, Biloxi, and other ravaged Gulf state towns, they will build new cities based on a new found faith in Christ.

Rebuilding New Orleans as it was before will not make it great. Rebuilding it with a new spiritual foundation will.

God’s Word

Philippians 4:11-12    11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.  13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God

Matthew 6:25-34  25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.