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  • Writer's pictureMarti Wells-Smith

How Much Is Enough

Dear Kindred Spirits in Christ,

During this particular 4th of July, I've seriously considered my life as both an American and a Christian. Having been born into freedom and opportunities, I took it all for granted, as a young girl raised in a home where we didn't go hungry or live in fear. I remember my mother telling me to finish my dinner, because there were children starving in the world, but it didn't really register. My favorite dessert was waiting and there were games to play in the neighborhood until dark. Then there were sparklers to light, and firecrackers to shoot, as we hooted and dashed back to the porch to get more.

I didn't consider the huge price that was paid to give me a lifestyle that offered so many good choices. I didn't realize then that the hand of God was upon it all. Even when my choices were far from good, there was grace and charity that abounded, with redemption always available. I would read of it more as the years advanced, and as I left my childhood behind. Psalms 33:12 states: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.

As we watch our country imploding from strife and ungodly values, I draw closer to my sisters and brothers in Christ, who still trust in God and are prayer warriors both day and night. Many of us realize that we must accept all of the Word of God, not just the parts that are easy to follow. Proverbs 15:3 says: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. He knows what is happening, and He is in control. As prices and rebellion rise, many are cutting back and making due with less. I ask myself, how much is enough in these end times? I still have food to eat, clothes to wear and a roof over my head. We may not have everything we want, but we are still blessed. I claim Philippians 4:19 often. My God shall provide all your needs through His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

And that is more than enough for me. God bless each of you, and God bless America, for as long as Father God chooses for it to exist. A greater country awaits us, just over the horizon. But for now, I give thanks for all we still have, remembering always that God will never leave or forsake us.

Love Always,


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