Rich toward God

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                    God said to the rich one, “You fool!          This very night your life is being demanded of you.          And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?”          So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves          but are not rich toward God.                   —Luke 12.20-21

It may not just be filthy riches. It may be everything I’ve accomplished, whatever I’m proud of, whatever I cling to. It won’t save me, won’t make my life rich or lovely. I need to let go of it.

May I be rich toward you today, God: I give you every thought and deed; I give you every moment; I set every hope and desire in your hands.

I will not be merely generous to you, I will be extravagant. I give you myself wholly, abundantly, freely, with all the glory in which you have created me.

I am your gift to me. I receive my life with gratitude. I am my gift to you. Receive me with love, bless me with grace, and use me according to your delight.          

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light

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