Letters to My Kids

The One with the Feeding of the Five Thousand

Somehow, we still have money. God is providing…out of nowhere. I can’t say much more than that. It’s impossible. But obviously not.

Last night we ate homemade pizza. Satisfied a craving…even though it had very little cheese on it. It was still delicious.

S’mores from the broiler are really top notch. (That is if and ONLY if you don’t have a camp fire readily available.)

I can hardly wait to see the pictures that a couple of my “amateur photographer” girl friends captured on our wedding day. How fun!

And here’s another fabulous reminder from a book with marriage advice from those married 50 years or more. (Though we haven’t fallen into the trap of debt, we have certainly recognized the distinct necessity of a lifestyle change from that which we grew up with. But we have been leaning more heavily on Jehovah God than ever before, and he has been faithful once again.)

“A young couple gets married and immediately begins to accumulate large amounts of debt trying to establish and maintain the lifestyle of their parents, without considering that their folks have worked hard for years to earn their possessions. The couple sails along smoothly for a few years, but then an unexpected event thrusts them into financial difficulty, which causes much stress and threatens to destroy their marriage.

The Bible urges, ‘Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you’ (Heb. 13:5). What a promise! And what more reason for contentment is needed than to be married to one’s beloved and to know that the God of the universe is ever present, watching over, guiding, providing, protecting?

Paul claimed to have learned the secret of contentment. Whatever else this this secret may entail, surely it involves a constant awareness of God’s goodness and His presence. Such awareness can be fostered by daily Bible reading, spending time talking and listening to God, and spending regular time with people who know God well. Try it. You will be rewarded with more than contentment; you will have God’s friendship too!”

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2 thoughts on “The One with the Feeding of the Five Thousand

  1. That is such good advice.May God continue to bless you with abundance–His abundance, which is ultimately much more satisfying than that of the world. :)Love you!

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