asking for a show of hands in our CWM
audience. How many of you have had someone
promise you something and then not come
through? My guess is if I could see
through the computer screen all hands
would be raised. One of the many things
I love about the God we serve is that
He always keeps His promises. On top
of that He keeps His promises even when
we are not faithful to Him.
Let's look at one
of the many wonderful promises of God.
“Keep your life free from love
of money, and be content with what you
have, for he has said, “I will
never leave you nor forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5. As a child, teen, and
even adult I have memorized the end
of this verse. Yet, the first part of
the verse helps us interpret the last
part. We live in a society that constantly
screams at us that we don't have
enough. We need more to be content.
Then, we get the new car or new house
and we find out that we are not content.
Also, right now many families are struggling
mightily with their finances due to
lost jobs and this difficult economy.
This verse tells us to learn to be content
with what we have. Rarely, if ever,
does anyone encourage us to be content
with what we have.
This is such an important lesson for
us and our children. We need to teach
our children to be content with the
toys, clothes, possessions that they
have. We don't need the newest
gadget to keep up with our friends.
Is there peer pressure to keep up with
others? You bet. Let's be honest
as adults we feel the need to keep up.
Yet, our precious Jesus never owned
a thing when he was here on earth. He
left his mansions in glory in come “slumming”
to earth. He never owned a home. He
only had the clothes he wore. Yet, His
life as fully human and fully divine
was complete. Do we really need everything
we have or do we want everything we
Now to God's precious promise
that will never disappoint. There will
be days in our lives when we are lonely
and feel abandoned by everyone. Yet,
God promises to never leave us nor forsake
us. In our darkest moments we are never
truly alone God is always there. He
has our back, our front, and our sides.
We are surrounded by Him and his love
for us. Does that bring comfort to you?
It does to me. Nothing is sweeter than
being in God's presence and knowing
he will never abandon me. What an awesome
promise from our awesome God.
Dear CWMs take comfort today that your
heavenly Father loves you so much and
He will NEVER leave you nor forsake
you. That is a promise you can count
on to never be broken. One day we will
be in his literal presence. What a day
that will be. May we all learn to be
content with what we have and learn
to live on less. We don't need
things. What we need is to live in the
continual presence of our Savior.
With the new school year
starting and even if you have little
ones in daycare take time to pray for
your children. Pray your children will
make wise choices in friendships. Pray
for the teachers who lead your children.
Pray that in all things your children
will point others to Christ and be salt
and light in a dark world.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain,
MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom
Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist. She is the author of The
Voices of Christian Working Moms, 2
ebooks and an online Bible study. To
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