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Topic: Poor (10/25/04)

TITLE: Spiritually Funded
By Sabrina Gardner
10/27/04

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Poverty is a state of mind and not so much a state of being. There are rich people who live in large homes, eat the best food, and drive the finest cars that are living with a struggle of spiritual poverty. Worldly they are rich, but spiritually they are poor. They have mastered the their physical needs, but their spiritual needs are sinking, and lacking.
Often physical riches can take one’s eye off of what is truly needed to survive in life, God. Many people think if I was only rich I would be happy, but if one cannot find it within themselves, spirit, and God to obtain the happiness they are lacking regardless of their financial status there will always be a void within themselves. Many of the happiest people are those who live in worldly poverty, they hold the spirit to appreciate, the spirit of gratefulness, and the knowledge that through God all things are possible. The bible says, “What is it for man to gain the world, but lose his soul?” I would rather keep my soul and spirit and continue to let God lead the way regardless of my worldly poverty status. It is in my Father’s eyes that I am rich.


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Mitzi Busby11/02/04
Sabrina, good insight.
Phyllis Inniss 11/04/04
Sabrina, I can see you are spiritually funded, for your insight is right on target. Blessings.
DeAnna Brooks11/05/04
The kingdom of God is a paradox. The truth you wrote, Many of the happiest people are those who live in worldly poverty, they hold the spirit to appreciate, the spirit of gratefulness, and the knowledge that through God all things are possible," is a message we each need to plant deep within our being and allow to grow, and grow, and grow. Thanks so much.
Rita Garcia11/06/04
Sabrina, Lovely thought, "to be rich in my Father's eyes." Blessings, Rita
Melanie Kerr 11/07/04
We always think we need just that little bit more to be happy. The love of money and all that.