Yep, I was in church from day one. While growing up in the church I heard the message of, “Everyone should sell everything and follow Jesus”. That’s what was holy. Most Christians even frowned upon folks having nice stuff. That nice, new house could be sold and the money could be given to missionaries actually doing something of eternal worth. If we sold everything while on Earth, we would get gold streets and mansions when in Heaven. At least that’s what I thought. Then one day I heard a new message. It turned to one of prosperity for Christians. I remember that first message where the preacher changed his tune. The guy said we could have nice cars and mansions here on earth as well. He told us that God wanted nice things for us here on earth. I want to believe what that guy is saying. I believe that God wants us to be able to bless others and also live comfortably. Whether that means blessing others monetarily, emotionally, physically or whatever other way you could bless someone else. Even though God doesn’t need to know what time it is, I am convinced He would wear a Rolex, not a Timex.
Sometimes I still want to frown on Christians having nice things. I guess growing up in church left me feeling that way. There’s definitely a balance to it all. I’m not saying to go out and buy Rolls Royces and helicopters, but I do believe He wants his people to be blessed.
What’s the biggest blessing you’ve ever experienced?