We think we are a rich nation but we have never been more wrong.
I am straight up greedy.
America loves her wealth and goods.
God calls us to give to those in need. If we do not we become the goats on the Lord's left (Matthew 25:33).
'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40
'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matthew 25:45If I compare myself to those who have more than I do, I'm not living as Christ. I need to look to the least. Those who do not have a single thing.
God has placed others suffering and needs on my heart. Before buying anything He makes me think about those who have not.
It is straight up hard, not gonna lie. Getting the new shoes would be great. I really "need" them, I tell myself. How many are doing without food or water? These are the BASIC human needs.
I'm working on processing all that my heart is feeling.
I know I cannot change others but it burns me inside to see people buying useless items. I'm not sure what I need to do about it but its something I'm definitely praying about.