Less Money, Mo’ Problems: No Uhauls Allowed
Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins
Lord, many of us have a “Uhaul” mentality. We’ve hoarded people and possessions that we can’t take with us when we leave this earth. Many of us are facing scarcity and problems because of how we’ve mishandled seasons of blessing and plenty. It takes discipline to become good stewards of plenty, but instead, we’ve been disciplined about superficial things rather than sowing into what matters most. We repent and ask for Your forgiveness.
Lord, we came into the world in need of Your help and we will leave this earth in need of Your help. Apart from You, we can do absolutely nothing. Holy Spirit, help us to put our lives in context so that we might remain faithful in the face of loss and grief. God, with the loss of dreams, possessions, and people, we choose to be intentional about giving You the praise You deserve regardless of our circumstances. Even in the face of difficult circumstances, we declare, “blessed be the name of the Lord.”
In the name of Jesus, we pray, amen.
WRITTEN BY TAMIKA NUNLEY