by Suni Bradford
Do you remember the phrase “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” ? It has always made me laugh, then the thought came to me that Whimpy from Popeye (a cartoon I love to watch as a child) was developing debt. Did Tuesday’s debt ever get paid? They never showed that, did they?
We can get in trouble with our financial debt by wanting something today and not having the means to pay it tomorrow. Interest used to motivate us to pay those debts sooner but today interest seems to be an accepted expense. I sometimes think of how different our views about debt would be if we were educated early. Many of us have been forced to claim bankruptcy either because of poor choices we have made or because of circumstances beyond our control. This can be overwhelmingly stressful.
At the time I found Christ, I did not have much financial debt but I was emotionally bankrupt. Jesus Christ fully paid for my debt, debt of sin that is.
Salvation is a gift so freely given. The gratitude I have for Christ’s saving grace makes me want to service Him today and forever. I want to give him recognition for saving me for without it I would still be walking around with a lack of direction and hollowness inside. I want to share this free gift with others so we all can feel the weight of sin lifted. The joy that is evident in someone that has His great love inside them shines through, with my hope being that others feel the warmth from that great light and it will draw them to their Savior. Let us not worry about tomorrow but shine today.
A portion of scripture that gives me peace and a since of great value is Matthew 6:25-33
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Ladies I pray you have a blessed day and shine like stars.