The heart of our MATTER is the MATTER of our HEARTs: The dilemma we all Face Daily – Having too Much, Having Enough, Having Nothing: Where and How do we POSITION our Hearts that is well and acceptable before our God in our fast paced, materialistic world of ours?

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The heart of our MATTER is the MATTER of our HEARTs:  The dilemma we all Face  Daily – Having too Much,  Having Enough, Having Nothing: Where and How do we POSITION our Hearts that is well and acceptable before our God in our fast paced, materialistic world of ours?

Matter of the heart!

Hello friends, happy and restful weekend to you all.

I was reading and meditating on the book of Luke chapter 12 today and the Holy Spirit highlighted some key issues today that bothers on *riches, wealth, poverty contentment, living ready, pride, prejudice, godliness where to draw the balance.*

Jesus provided the answer(s) in a well articulated recording by Dr Luke in his narrative of the account of Jesus’s ministry to Theophilus.

The meat is imbedded between the 13th and the 48th verse(s). It is long but worth reading and meditating upon as it provides answers to the above title –
The heart of our MATTER is the MATTER of our HEARTs:  The dilemma we all Face  Daily – Having too Much,  Having Enough, Having Nothing: Where and How do we POSITION our Hearts that is well and acceptable before our God in our fast paced, materialistic world of ours?

Enjoy the reading digging out the answers for your profiting in this day and age in Jesus name, amen.

*Luke 12:13-48*
The Passion Translation

*Jesus Condemns Greed*
13 Just then someone spoke up from the crowd and said, *“Master, you should tell my older brother that he has to divide the family inheritance and give me my fair share!”*

14 Jesus answered,[a] “My friend, you can’t expect me to help you with this. It’s not my business to settle arguments between you and your brother—that’s yours to settle.”

15 Speaking to the people, Jesus continued, _*“Be alert and guard your heart from greed and always wishing for what you don’t have. For your life can never be measured by the amount of things you possess.”*_

*16 Jesus then gave them this illustration:* “A wealthy land owner had a farm that produced bumper crops. In fact, it filled his barns to overflowing! 17 He thought, ‘What should I do now that every barn is full and I have nowhere else to store more? 18 I know what I’ll do! I’ll tear down the barns and build one massive barn that will hold all my grain and goods. 19 Then I can just sit back, surrounded with comfort and ease. I’ll enjoy life with no worries at all.’

*_20 “God said to him, ‘What a fool you are to trust in your riches and not in me. This very night the messengers of death[b] are demanding to take your life. Then who will get all the wealth you have stored up for yourself?’ 21 This is what will happen to all those who fill up their lives with everything but God.”_*

*Don’t Worry*

22 Jesus taught his disciples, saying, “Listen to me. *Never let anxiety enter your hearts.* Never worry about any of your needs, such as food or clothing. *23 For your life is infinitely more than just food or the clothing you wear.* 24 Take the carefree birds as your example. Do you ever see them worry? They don’t grow their own food or put it in a storehouse for later. Yet God takes care of every one of them, feeding each of them from his love and goodness. Isn’t your life more precious to God than a bird? *Be carefree in the care of God!*

25 “Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one more year, or even one day? 26 So if worrying adds nothing, but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry about God’s care of you?

27 “Think about the lilies. They grow and become beautiful, not because they work hard or strive to clothe themselves. Yet not even Solomon, wearing his kingly garments of splendor, could be compared to a field of lilies. 28 If God can clothe the fields and meadows with grass and flowers, can’t he clothe you as well, O struggling one with so many doubts? 29 I repeat it: Don’t let worry enter your life. Live above the anxious cares about your personal needs. 30 People everywhere seem to worry about making a living, but your heavenly Father knows your every need and will take care of you. 31 Each and every day he will supply your needs as you seek his kingdom passionately, above all else. 32 So don’t ever be afraid, dearest friends! Your loving Father joyously gives you his kingdom realm with all its promises!

*_33 “So, now, go and sell what you have and give to those in need, making deposits in your account in heaven, an account that will never be taken from you. Your gifts will become a secure and unfailing treasure, deposited in heaven forever. 34 Where you deposit your treasure, that is where your thoughts will turn to—and your heart will long to be there also.”_*

*Be Ready*

*35 “Be prepared for action at a moment’s notice.* 36 Be like the servants who anticipate their master’s return from a wedding celebration. They are ready to unlock and open the door for him at a moment’s notice. *37 What great joy is ahead for the awakened ones who are waiting for the Master’s return!* He himself will become their servant and wait on them at his table as he passes by. 38 He may appear at midnight or even later, but what great joy for the awakened ones whenever he comes! 39 Of course, if they knew ahead of time the hour of the master’s appearing, they would be alert, just as they would be ready if they knew ahead of time that a thief was coming to break into their house. 40 So keep being alert and ready at all times. For I can promise you that the Son of Man will surprise you and will appear[e] when you don’t expect him.”

*The Faithful Servant*

_41 “Lord,” Peter asked, “does this apply only to the twelve of us, or is it for everyone else as well?”_

42 The Lord said, “A trustworthy and thoughtful manager who understands the ways of his master will be given a ministry of responsibility in his master’s house, serving others exactly what they need at just the right time. 43–44 And when the master returns, he will find that his servant has served him well. I can promise you, he will be given a great reward and will be placed as an overseer of everything the master owns.

45 “But what if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master delays his coming, and who knows when he will return?’ Because of the delay, the servant elevates himself and mistreats those in his master’s household. Instead of caring for the ones he was appointed to serve, he abuses the other servants, both men and women. He throws drunken parties for his friends and gives himself over to every pleasure. 46 Let me tell you what will happen to him. His master will suddenly return at a time that shocks him, and he will remove the abusive, selfish servant from his position of trust. He will be severely punished and assigned a portion with the unbelievers.

47 “Every servant who knows full well what pleases his master, yet who does not make himself ready and refuses to put his master’s will to action, will be punished with many blows. 48 But the servant who does not know his master’s will and unwittingly does what is wrong will be punished less severely.

_For those who have received a greater revelation from their master are required a greater obedience. And those who have been entrusted with great responsibility will be held more responsible to their master.”_

Conclusion: Take action today by making commitment to obey what you perceive the Holy Spirit is drawing your attention to as He did mine and see how the peace of God floods your heart in a thousand directions because this act will release Gods enablement and empowerment to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ever thing or imagine in Jesus name, Amen. This is called The GRACE of God!

Shalom!

Ambassador Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe

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