The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. - John 10:10
How hard it must be for you to see us people tempted to think that our lives are full only when we have accumulated lots of things, accomplishments, memories and money. All these are like cotton candy. They satisfy for a moment and then we just want more. You give a fullness deep in our souls. It's free and it doesn't disappoint. It brings contentment, peace, self control, courage and adequacy. It's created by the grace that gives love undeserved and makes me feel at home being on a journey to my final destination. It speaks to me in my soul in every circumstance. "This is not your home. Your's is better." Protect me Lord Jesus from attractive, shiny worldly things that would steal peace, hope and contentment from my soul.
Pastor Don Patterson
When we are rich in heart, our outward wealth or poverty is irrelevant.