I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.
“Can I help you find something?”
“Yes, thank you. I need a carton of kindness, a package of peace, a sack of self-control . . . and a supply of gentleness.”
You won’t find these on Walmart’s shelves.
But they are God’s gifts to you if you want them: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).
A fat wallet isn’t synonymous with a rich life. Cup-running-over life comes from qualities that money can’t buy—gifts from God, custom-made for each of his children. He “richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Tm 6:17).
Don’t get so busy counting your things
that you ignore the things that count.