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Less is more by Deon Crafford

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.

Recent I got sent a quote by a highly affluent friend, which read: The less you need, the more you have. I cannot wrong this, but still remain astounded by how super wealthy people just never seem to have enough. Sometimes when you see such folk go through deep stress and strains in order to manage their assets, you’re almost tempted to give thanks for the sufficient that you have. I say almost because we’re all vulnerable to that position of “I should have more” or “things should be better”. These situations create the breeding ground for greed. Greed happens when I take aim at happiness; it is the short term drug that eases my mind in a haze of security, comfort and recognition. In our world today people are affirmed and valued for their nett worth, hence this devastating dependence called greed. But when I take aim at joy, it brings a transformation. True joy is independent of circumstances or nett asset value. True joy is an investment of my person and my faculties into the unchangeable, imperishable, immeasurable, omnipotent presence of Jesus Christ. He is independent of all circumstances; His power towers over all my vain efforts to establish a security cocoon for myself. Greed tends to shut the door on Christ; joy on the other hand eagerly invites Him in.

Love to all