Tuesday, May 8, 2007


"A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet...that's enough." 1 timothy 6:6 - The Message

Matt always says that "Comparison is the thief of all joy." Man, do I struggle with comparing myself to everyone else, am I a good wife, daughter, friend, and now mommy? When I read this verse I love the wording...the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Thats just it, I think it is so hard for my generation to know who we are, we are so distracted by all the stuff, the gear. But as Timothy says we came penniless and will leave without a dime, I pray that I can live with the mindset of appreciating having food on the table and shoes on my feet. I truly desire to walk in the rich simplicity of being myself...a person shaped by Christ.


Matt Hannam said...

whitney, i can't find me green chacos.

grannieannie said...

This devotional is a keeper.
Thank you for introducing me to a Bible verse that is new to me.
Simple is holy and pure. It is what Jesus would do.
Anne Heritage

Anonymous said...

How precious are the feet of those who bring the Good News. May Ollie follow in the footprints of his mother and father. Love, G.Ma