Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heirlooms

Proverbs 19:14

House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

In my life I have been blessed to experience both of these.

My father is a hard worker and a wise investor and I owe all of my financial stability to his prosperity and generosity.  I would not have been able to afford school, a wedding, a car, or a home without his financial contributions to my life.  

I have a prudent wife.  She loves Jesus and is a great housekeeper, mom, and wife.  She loves me.  She loves my kids.  I could not be happier with the woman that God convinced I was worth marrying.

There is only so much a man can give and do for another man. 

Some things must come from God: salvation, blessing, favor, providence, provision, children, and a wife. 

Men can work toward these goals and do all they can to "rig" it so that things work out for blessing for their children and their children's children, but some things cannot be purchased.  Men can only accomplish so much.  This "only so much" means a great deal to the recipients thereof, but it is still only rightly qualified as "only so much,"  We need a heavenly Father to do the "much more."  I pray that I'm able to provide as well for my children as I have been provided by my earthly dad.  I pray my Heavenly Father adopts my children into His family by granting them grace to have faith in Christ.

I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for giving my earthly father success so that my needs have been addressed everyday of my life.  I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for everything intangible for which one could never work or earn: my heart of flesh carved from stone, my love of Jesus inspired by the Spirit, my beautiful wife created for my help by God, my lovely children formed by His hands, etc...

1 comment:

  1. god really has been so good to us, hasn't he?

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