|Posted on May 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM|
Clearing some "clutter", I picked up a "Coffee Table" book that I had used for decor to put it back on the book shelf, it had served its purpose, or had it!?
As I thumbed through it, I came across a chapter entitled "He laid it down". In this chapter, when it came time for a Missionary couple to return to the USA, she had to "let go" of many sentimental keepsakes etc. She continued to "hang on" to all this "stuff" as her husband continued to say "yield!" Realizing she needed the Lord's strength in this problem, she cried out "Lord, release my hold!" and she was able to let go!
In Numbers 18:20 (NKJV) God said "I Am your share and inheritance", and this promise is still the Truth in this day (maybe especially in this day)! In our persuit of "things" here on earth, we would do well to remember this: We may not have many earthly treasures, but in having Him, we have everything!
From rags to riches glory we proclaim, but from riches to rags does faith remain?