Saturday, June 23, 2012
What an image: God is light, and he shines upon us. His light always shines on you, revealing what would otherwise be hidden. His light shines on you, warming like the sun. His light causes you to bloom like a plant that needs sunlight to thrive. Bask in the warmth of his light!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
"Do your planning and prepare your fields
before building your house"
In an agrarian society, to "prepare your fields" meant securing your source of provision. You would do this before building your house, providing shelter and a home base. The economic security comes before the emotional gratification. What might this mean on a practical level? What about using your discretionary income not to improve your lifestyle but to invest wisely so that the investment produces income? Or it might mean getting out of debt before making extra purchases. Are you making sure that you have a stable economic base before you enjoy the comforts—and even the smaller necessities—of life?