WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Read Proverbs 3: 13-18
Thus says the Lord GOD, See, I am laying in
Zion a foundation stone, a tested stone, a
precious cornerstone, a sure foundation:
“One who trusts will not panic.”
After many years, my wife and I had reached the point that
we could no longer care for our home. The family we had
raised was grown and gone,
and our years of working
were at an end. What had
once been a “labor of love”
had just become a “labor.”
It was time to move on.
Moving is never easy, but it’s even harder when you know
that so much of what you’ve gathered and cherished for so
long must be left behind forever. We prayed that God would
help us decide what we could not decide on our own.
Then I remembered all the wonderful stories throughout
the Bible, powerful tales of men and women who gave up
every possession they owned and placed their trust in God’s
wisdom alone. Knowing that God loves us always and will
never lead us astray made taking the first hard step toward
moving much easier. My wife and I now know that regardless of the earthly things we give up, seeking God’s will and
obeying it is all that really matters.
Prayer: Dear God, help us never to forget that as long as we
are with you, we have really not lost anything. Amen.
Mark A. Carter (Texas)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE MOVING TO A NEW HOME
— Isaiah 28: 16 (NRSV)
Thought for the Day
When we are with God,
we are always home.