I heard from Justin how Toms is no longer just shoes, but has expanded the love to giving away eyeglasses or vision correction for a person in need when you purchase a pair of their sunglasses. There are so many people in the world who don’t have the basic necessities like shoes or glasses. Americans are pretty spoiled. We are so used to our western culture of hanging with friends and talking all about how we would love to have a better computer or go see the latest movie.
I am guilty. I may not be drooling over the newest electronic toy or the latest blockbuster, but I am guilty in my own way. I haven’t been paying attention to what’s been coming out of my mouth, even in prayer. Even for good things like ministry! The way we think, the words we speak, how we respond to the feelings of our heart…matters. It’s a daily battle.
The Lord is reminding me to be content in whatever situation I’m in because I see clearly that I’ve been failing the test to be patient with Him. I’ve failed to trust Him and to be in a spirit of rejoicing. There have been scriptures coming from the recent comments that have caught my attention. I wrote some of these in my journal and also ran across a verse that pierced my soul.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NKJV
Rebekah, whom I’ve met on twitter, blogged yesterday about how reading James MacDonald’s book, Lord, Change My Attitude Before it’s Too Late impacted her. “What is it that you want SO badly you can taste it? Perhaps you’ve taken it to God and begged and pleaded with Him to make it so.” Friends, this is dangerous ground!
And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul. Psalm 106:15 NKJV
I repent and I ask you to search your heart, too. I might just buy a pair of sunglasses now.
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