we dont believe the bible.
if we do, why have we not yet sold all our possessions and given to charity? do we not trust the Lord when he tells us we are worth far more than lilies and ravens?
this isnt unclear.
this is no vague promise of blessing.
he says he will care for our every need. and i trust my earthly father
more than this. he tells me, “go to england. i will make sure you have
what you need.” and so i make plans to go. with nothing more than his
word to support me. and my friend says, “come with me to lunch. dont
worry about money, ive got it covered.” and though there is no money in
my pocket, i go. and i never doubt i will have enough.
but when my Father says, “go, sell your possessions and give to
charity” and “do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat;
nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” i am silent. i am still.
i do nothing.
and when you confront me, ill say, “that is for the rich man. the man who loves his money.”
but what i mean in my heart is: i need my money more than i need God.
my money can provide for me far better than my God. i have found my
i do not belive.