Saturday, 12 December 2015

God's Currency

Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

      God's method of payment is not always in cash but can sure be of the greatest value for life and soul. I remember talking with a friend who had asked for prayer so that God would help him with his business. We had prayed and asked for the favor of God on the business and we were in faith together for a blessed result. 
      A few days later we met for coffee and he said that God had paid him in full. He had a smile the size of a half moon on his joyful face when I asked him if he had landed the deal of a lifetime. He said, "Yes, God is so faithful because last night my daughter came home and declared that she had broken up with her fiancée because the relationship was not of God and she realized it."  
      My friend said that is the best gift he and his wife could ever of had from God because their daughter was finally happy and smiling again. He said, "We got paid in God's currency and there is no money or business deal on earth that can compare." Deut. 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
      How true it is that God's currency of absolute blessing can continue to be a blessing for years to come with no loss of value. I have had the same blessing when I was asked by my son if I was being paid for ministering in different churches as an itinerant minister. I said that a lot of the ministry I did was gratis and I loved doing it because God's currency was beyond cash flow. 
      I used my son's life as an example since I was talking to him. I reminded him of his own miracle when God had thoroughly delivered him through the prayers of many of heroin and methadone addiction and he now lives clean and free. I said, "This kind of answered prayer could never be bought or purchased with money, but only God's currency could give such value and do a deep work within a soul. That miraculous blessing will always be beyond wonderful for the rest of your mother's and my life." So thinking about what God has done for me I would gladly give my time to the Lord because God is so good. Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. 
      How much of God's currency has come into our lives? Have we stopped and noticed the eternal value of His riches towards us? Did you get to reconcile with any of your parents before they passed away? "Yes!" you say. Have you thanked God to this very day because those who did not have that chance in their lives know the sorrow of not being able to have done so. 
      Did you receive the deal of the century even though you were not expecting it or even thought worthy of such an incredible blessing? Have you been delivered from a devastating illness and now you are well again? How has God gone beyond that which you could even think possible? His overabundant riches in our lives continue to bless and bless daily. Eph. 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. 
      We take so much for granted because we live in an over-consumptive society run by the idea that the accumulation of stuff is valuable. The numbing result is we are having difficulty seeing what is of true worth in life. In many kitchens in North America, there are hand painted artsy signs that say, "Count your Blessings." The meaning of this sign is most often seen in a person's peripheral vision along with all the other kitsch is fading and losing its luster because God's currency is seen with the heart. 
      When our hearts belong to God, then our lives belong to Him as well. When our hearts belong to God we will be able to see all the riches of His glory working within us. We will then see what an amazing life we have because of Christ and we will see how rich we really are. Eph. 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. God bless us all.

2 comments:

  1. Very good Norm and that your son is delivered!!!

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    1. Thank you Jonathan
      Blessings to you and your family.

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