12th February 2016

How much is enough?

John D. Rockefeller was once the world’s richest man.  Considering he was a billionaire in the early 1900′s he is still considered as the richest person in modern history.  When a reporter asked him, “How much money is enough?” He responded, “Just a little bit more.”

Better a bread crust shared in love than a slab of prime rib served in hate”. (Proverbs 15:17, The Message)

One of the greatest gifts anyone can have is the gift of contentment. Human experience shows that this doesn’t come from how much we have, nor from how good we look, nor from our achievements, friends or anything else.

True contentment only comes from God:

Our Hearts are Restless Until They Rest in You
Augustine of Hippos wrote the words above in his Confessions, a book in which he bares his soul and shares his struggles. This is probably the most famous part of the book, and has connected so many people with the secret of ‘enough’, and with appreciating life without excess and extravagance.

So What?

Read these words of Jesus, and talk with Him about it

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

(Matthew 6:26)

Tim Norman