Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Unseen Riches!!

Verse for Today: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Romans 8:12b – For the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him.

Our heavenly Father is so rich as to meet all the needs of His children according to His riches in glory. There is nothing lacking in Him or with Him. He meets the needs of all His creation, but has special provisions for His children who are born into His family through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. So His children are already blessed with all the blessings of the heavenly places. They have received the richest blessings in life and life after. These riches include eternal life, sonship, and all the spiritual blessings like God’s peace, love and joy. God has endowed His children with all these blessings so that they can live here on earth as if they are in heaven. They enjoy abundance of peace when everything around is shaky. They experience His happiness in spite of circumstances which are cloudy and dark. They receive His strength to do what they would not have done in their human capacity. They are able to sleep even in the midst of turmoil. Their heart is full of satisfaction not because they have the riches of this world but because of the riches of God. They live as the contended sheep of the Shepherd. They live like Abraham looking at the heavenly city and not at the material wealth they see around them. They are able to bless even the richest persons on earth just as Jacob blessed Pharaoh. They live by faith in the abundance of wealth their Father has in heaven which they will inherit when they reach their heavenly abode. He listens to the prayers of His children and meets their earthly needs so that they would be always dependent on Him and not on their abilities, intellect, position, power or possessions. They may look poor in this world according to its standard, but they are rich because their Father is abounding in riches which no eyes have seen, no ears have heard and not thought about by any human being. Are we not truly blessed people because we were ushered into this blessing as we became His children?

Dear reader, are you aware of the extent of riches you as a child of God has waiting for you in your Father’s home? Do you feel that you are a rich person according to the standards of heaven? Perhaps you experience shortages and financial difficulties here and now, but there are many things God has bestowed upon you that money cannot buy. Money can buy entertainment, but not true joy which is your strength from the Lord. Money can buy nice houses and comfortable beds, but not sleep which our Father gives us as we trust Him about our future. All that we might have in this world will be left behind when we go to our Father’s home because all that we have are corruptible and will have no value in heaven. Heaven will not count any of our material possessions as wealth because these are less than garbage according to heaven’s standards. But our God gives us enough to eat, drink and wear which might include a place to sleep on a daily basis. He keeps providing for us so that we can meet our mundane needs while we serve Him. But we are challenged to live like princes and princesses in this world because we are the precious children of our heavenly Father. But it is a great loss if we do not experience and enjoy the heavenly blessings as we live on this earth. These heavenly resources of peace, love and joy are ours to enjoy even now and praise God in all circumstances that He leads us through. Elijah was joyful at the Kerith and at the house of a poor widow at Zarephath. Abraham was contended with tents all through his life. They enjoyed God’s riches even in low living conditions because they were looking at these as God’s provisions which satisfied them. But in their hearts they enjoyed God’s riches and that kept them going in difficult situations without grumbling. Let us today enjoy the riches of God in our lives by faith and live with a grateful heart for all that He has given us.

Philippians 4:19 – My God shall meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Thought for Today
When our eyes catch the vision about the glittering riches of God, we will not be able to see the material world around us.

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