How to be Rich – Money and Stuff

Would you consider yourself rich? What would you do to become rich? If you’ve ever wondered how to be rich, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Watch to see why chasing money never seems to satisfy, and why learning how to be rich has more to do with your perspective than the things you have.

Prayer, Forgiveness and Xbox

But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:15 NLT

My son only gets to play Xbox on the weekends, during the week it’s all about school (he wishes everyday was Friday). On one occasion he was asked to go with his cousin to a volleyball game on a Friday evening so that she didn’t have to go alone. He refused to go and became upset with her for asking. He wanted to stay home and play. As you would guess, he was not allowed to play Xbox that night, not because he didn’t obey the rules but because he wasn’t getting along with family.

It’s Gods desire that when we pray we come with a pure heart. Often, we approach him with unforgiveness against someone else. God’s desire is that we all love and forgives each other. How can we expect God to answer our prayers when we are holding something against someone else He loves?

Who do you need to forgive today? Ask God to give you the strength to do so.

Who am I responsible for?

…God had given me the responsibility of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as he had given Peter the responsibility of preaching to the Jews. Galatians 2:7 NLT

When Paul met the church leaders in Galatia, they recognized that he was called and responsible to preach to a specific group of people, the Gentiles. This is where Paul focused all his efforts.

As I look at my life, I have been given the responsibility to teach God’s Word in the local church and be a light in the world of fitness. This is where I focus my efforts.

We all have a specific assignment to reach specific people. Ask yourself today, “To whom has God given me the responsibility of reaching?” To Co-workers? Neighbors? Close friends? Gym buddies? They are most often the people you do life with. Now get to work!

Before I was born

But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus… Galatians 1:15,16 NLT

It’s amazing to think that God knew and called me before I was born. He knew where I would grow up, what people would be in my life, and what I would go through to make me who I am to this very day. He also knew the moment I would come to know His son Jesus at a small church in Commerce City at the age of seven. This all happened by grace and for the purpose of me growing up to share the love of God with the world.

No matter where God has you in life at the moment, don’t forgot that he has called you by grace. He knew you from birth and He has asked that you to be a light in this world sharing the Good News about Jesus.

God, thank you for this reminder today!