WLCC’s new sermon series “Living in God’s Blessing”
A couple of weeks ago we talked about the importance of being a TEAM as husband and wife. It is something that is important all the time but probably more important today than ever. What does it mean to be a TEAM during this pandemic? Here are some of the things that Nancy and I are trying to do each day.
1.We check in with each other more often. It can be a simple but sincere, “How are you doing?” Emotions can ebb and flow during these times, so check in often.
2. We ask each other “How can I help?” That helps in coming alongside each other.
3. We do something special for each other each day. Be creative and have fun with this.
4. We find something to laugh together about.
5. We are doing more YouVersion reading plans together.
6. We are praying more during the day.
Today’s One Thing: Together decide on at least 3 things you each will do each day to strengthen your TEAM!
DON’T JUST SURVIVE! – Your Marriage Was Meant To Thrive!
Whoever loves wealth is never satisfied……….Ecclesiastes 5:10
As a young man, Duncan had been afraid of not having enough money, so in his early twenties, he began ambitiously building his future. Climbing the ladder at a prestigious Silicon Valley company, Duncan achieved vast wealth. He had a bulging bank account, a luxury sports car, and a million-dollar California home. He had everything he desired; yet he was profoundly unhappy. “I felt anxious and dissatisfied,” Duncan said. “In fact, wealth can actually make life worse.” Piles of cash didn’t provide friendship, community, or joy—and often brought him only more heartache.
Some people will expend immense energy attempting to amass wealth in an effort to secure their lives. It’s a fool’s game. “Whoever loves money never has enough,” Scripture insists (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Some will work themselves to the bone. They’ll strive and push, comparing their possessions with others and straining to achieve some economic status. And yet even if they gain supposed financial freedom, they’ll still be unsatisfied.
It’s not enough. As the writer of Ecclesiastes states, “This too is meaningless” (v. 10). The truth is, striving to find fulfillment apart from God will prove futile. While Scripture calls us to work hard and use our gifts for the good of the world, we can never accumulate enough to satisfy our deepest longings. Jesus alone offers a real and satisfying life (John 10:10)—one based on a loving relationship that’s truly enough!………….By Winn Collier
REFLECT & PRAY:Gracious God, allow me to find my true fulfillment and joy in You. Keep me from a wrong view of work and material things.