November 13 - 18
Monday, November 13 – “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This to, I see, is from the hand of God.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24) Fun-Tervention Rule #3 – Enjoy both wealth and the capacity to enjoy it right here, right now, as a gift from God. Wealth is about so much more than having a lot of money. Being rich is good. Being unable to enjoy your riches is bad. Wealth is found in the ability to enjoy whatever you’ve been given by God. The richest people are the one’s who know how to enjoy the life they have and the gifs they have received.
Tuesday, November 14 – “There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.” (Deuteronomy 12:7) Fun-Tervention Rule #3 – Enjoy both wealth and the capacity to enjoy it right here, right now, as a gift from God. I know it’s hard to fathom, but God desires for you to enjoy your life. You’ve been taught that God is out to condemn and punish. But God is really out to bless, encourage and prosper. It’s us humans who love to condemn and punish. God has blessed you, so go out today and enjoy it!
Wednesday, November 15 – “God said to Solomon, ‘Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king.’” (2 Chronicles 1:11) Pay attention to what you ask for, from God. Notice that Solomon was being blessed because he didn’t ask for wealth or power or a long life. Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge. This request was pleasing to God. Get in the habit of not asking God for worldly stuff. Ask God for divine stuff. Like the wisdom and the knowledge to enjoy your worldly stuff. Fun-Tervention Rule #3 – Enjoy both wealth and the capacity to enjoy it right here, right now, as a gift from God.
Thursday, November 16 – “Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.” (Psalm 119:133) I define sin as anything that separates me from God. Thus, I can have sin in my life, something that separates me from God, with which you don’t. Like money, for instance. Maybe for me, I’m prone to worship and serve money as my god. Everything I do is about making more money and keeping more money. Thus, my service and worship of money separates me from God. But, the same isn’t true for you. For you understand that money is a gift from God, in order to be enjoyed. Something that serves you and your life. As opposed to the other way around. Fun-Tervention Rule #3 – Enjoy both wealth and the capacity to enjoy it right here, right now, as a gift from God.
Friday, November 17 – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34) Worrying about what is yet to happen or what might happen, takes you away from this present moment. The gift of right here, right now. It takes you away from the flow of life. It’s like you’re sitting on the bank of a river, which represents your life, worrying about some unseen rapids that might be around the next bend. You’re stuck. And nowhere in the Bible does God desire for their children to be stuck. Fun-Tervention Rule #3 – Enjoy both wealth and the capacity to enjoy it right here, right now, as a gift from God.
Saturday, November 18 – “And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people playing pipes go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.” (Isaiah 30:29) What a wonderful image. A celebration, a festival of rejoicing hearts and music. Who doesn’t like a festival of rejoicing hearts and music? Someone who’s worried about what might happen tomorrow, that’s who. Someone who’s unable to be present right here, right now, that’s who. I pray that’s not you. But, if it is, your invitation is to be open to a new kind of way. To be open to the gift of this present moment. For all of your worrying isn’t helping one bit. In fact, it’s slowly robbing you of your very life. Fun-Tervention Rule #3 – Enjoy both your wealth and the capacity to enjoy it right here, right now, as a gift from God.