Thursday, February 05, 2015

You're Rich! (No, Really.)

"And you are complete in Him..."   ... Colossians 2:10


You know that I don't have any grandchildren, right? Nor does my only child plan on having any, nor does she live in my same state. 

My house is tiny (relatively). I'm surrounded by snow and am without a car on weekdays, though that will change on Monday when Tom leaves for seven weeks on another South African business trip. But then, I'll be here without him

I don't have a college degree, a real job, a cute body, a desire to travel, a dog or lots of money.

Some people feel sorry for me. (Silly, clueless people. Tsk. Tsk.) 

But honestly? I feel like the richest woman in the world. For I have God, the lover of my soul. And I am complete in Him. 

Complete:  ' having all necessary parts. Not lacking anything. Not limited in any way.'

Yes, that's how career-less ol' me feels today while sitting here in my tiny, snow-surrounded, no-car-outside house. Rich, complete. And though God is plenty, He's given me even more(!)

Like, a 36-year marriage to the sweetest guy on Earth, a caring, kind daughter, a ton of beautiful books, two cats who make us laugh, the promise of soon-coming springtime, earlier light in the mornings and large windows gleaming with sunlight.

A warm home, candles burning in the fireplace, friendships I can't even keep up with, cool music like my life's soundtrack, good memories galore, a writing ability, a home-keeping heart and a perfect, forever Heaven to anticipate.

It's the lovely things I've trained my mind to see first, to linger upon. Go doing that and instead of hanging your head and dreading certain days, you'll feel rich everyday. Complete, lacking in nothing, unlimited.

I hope you daily experience that type of wealth, as well.


“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” 
― John Piper

"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."   ... Philippians 4:19

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."   Philippians 4:8,9


Finally I ordered a couple of these:

Oh, they are warm. I wear my red one around the house and the dark blue one to the supermarket on Saturday mornings. Took them about a month to arrive (I knew that going in), but they were well-worth the wait.


Free Kindle books:

Home to Walnut Ridge

Far Horizons

Mother, Walk by Faith Not By Sight

The Outlaw Preacher-- The Miracle


“The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us. ” 
― A.W. Tozer


Ann said...

Debra - You are such a beautiful person. Even though we've never met personally I feel I know you like an old friend. You are content and that is beautiful and comes out in your writing. Thank you for that.

Elizabeth said...

Yes Debra, you are a beautiful person with a beautiful heart and I am so glad to have met you and call you friend! I love this post, just what I needed today!

mabeane said...

Excellent post. I think you have it down...being content in all things.

Pam said...

What a lovely post inspired by the One who lives and loves through you. Keep on shining, Debra, because we all need to be reminded of how blessed we are! Will pray for you and Tom as he travels.

Bonnie said...

Awesome post, as always! The only thing I don't understand is not having a dog. Just kidding. Not really. Debra, I read you everyday because of your contentedness. While the world says "more", you say "less". It just sits well with me. Thanks again for being so....normal. :)

Anonymous said...

Debra, just loved this post!!!! It's all about contentment and accepting God's mercies and grace. Such a wonderful reminder - and oh how I love that verse (Phil 4:8-9) - it's one of my very favorites.

Just read that Tom has flown away again. Prayers for you both.
Big hugs!