My Heart Beating

I recently read an article about teaching your children how to grow up to be rich. Cringe, huh?  Not really a PC title for anyone. But it was an AMAZING article and it started by saying that we all want to be rich (yes) but few actually know how to do that. And it goes on with a researched account of habits of the wealthy and the importance of passing these habits on to our children. Here are some things a high percentage of rich people do:  listen to audio books in the car, floss, exercise, watch less than an hour of TV per day (and no reality TV),  read, make “to do” lists, and lots of other stuff. Extremely interesting to me.  I could care less if my daughter grows up to have lots of money, but I do want her to be rich!  Rich in love, rich in success, rich in kindness, rich in joy…and rich with money is great also!

I believe, I believe, I believe in making wise choices. It is why we are here, right?  There is a purpose for us on this earth. I want to know everything about everything. I want to know exactly how to treat my body, how to communicate well with others, how to learn, I want to see and do, and live and learn. Praise God I am not the same person that I was twenty years ago or one year ago or even one week ago. I want each day to count!  

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not claiming this!  No, no, this world is not my home!  The best is yet to come!  My heart beating, my lungs breathing, my brain thinking, someone else holds that. I can follow his command to make wise choices and I can do my part to improve my life. But listen, I control so little!  

Bombs fall on the wise and the foolish. Heart attacks strike the rich and the poor. Cancer does not descriminate against the young and the old. The healthy and the unhealthy, the ugly and the beautiful, we will cease to be. 

And what then?  Think about it. 

Some People Have it All

For it is by grace you have been saved.

Grace is defined by Noah Webster as the free, unmerited love and favor of God.

Not by works so that no one can boast.

Get off your high horse Christian lest you be shot off of it!

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Do I get that? Do I even begin to fathom what that means?! The same God that made the twinkling stars in the sky, made me! The same God that made the sun to shine and the tulips to grow, has a beautiful plan for my life! He made me to accomplish a goal, he made me to do great things! He is my Father and he knows me like no other and he loves me!

There are people that have athletic talent, beauty, fame, money beyond belief. Yet, they live in search.

I have it all! My Father is God. This world is mine. He has a plan for my life and is preparing a home in Glory for me! How do I live?