Talk about a timely message. This is how my devotion started out today...
Lord, God, help me to not allow the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things to come in and choke Your Word, making it unfruitful in my life (Mark 4:19).
I am frustrated that I took my eyes of Jesus and spent too much time pondering my circumstances yesterday. Sometimes, I wonder how I'll ever break free of getting caught up in the material things in life. I've often thought about missionaries who sell everything they own to go into missions and it amazes me. Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised that when God puts a call on someone's life, they obey it. Which brings me back to our situation...God has put a call on our lives and right now it is to stay here and be content. Perhaps I should just cheerfully obey. I believe someone eventually will buy our house and Jay will get a different job, but even if it all falls through, He's still a good God.
If physical things were allowed to satisfy us, our hearts would become proud. (Deut. 8:12)
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an attitude that needs to be confessed and prayed away!