Are you rich? by Pastor Andy

Rags to Riches to Rags

Really, it’s a cliche story.

A man starts at the bottom, works his way up, and strikes it rich. Maybe it’s oil or the lottery or a business that takes off. No matter the detail, money pours in…and so do the friends.

The party begins! Money flows and everything is great. People love this guy…he is so much fun! Until the money stops, and the fun is over. With the money, so go the people.

The man is on his own, by himself, at the bottom. Even his dog leaves him. No one likes a poor, loser!

The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.  -Proverbs 14:20

We all want friends. No one wants to be the poor, loser, who doesn’t even have a dog. So the question we should ask is, what does it take to be rich?

Are you rich?

I’m not talking about monetary wealth. There is more than one way to skin a cat. I mean are you rich in personality, depth of soul, and connection with God. This is true wealth. When we have this, we’ll have many friends, and they can’t be easily taken away!

Here’s a quick list of 10 things you can do to be rich in personality, depth and connection with God.

  1. Read the Bible daily.
  2. Pray Scripture.
  3. Read 1 book a month (non-fiction).
  4. Read 1 book a month (fiction).
  5. Try a new meal or drink.
  6. Attend a GROW group.
  7. Learn a new hobby.
  8. Eat lunch with a co-worker you don’t normally talk with.
  9. Watch an art film.
  10. Attend a spiritual conference, seminar or retreat this year.
  11. BONUS – Attend a live sporting event.
  12. BONUS – Visit a local civic counsel meeting.

Do something different! Grow in your walk with God and in yourself. You’ll become rich, and you won’t lack for friends (who can never be taken away).

What one thing can you begin today to be rich in personality, depth or connection with God?

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