Thursday, May 12, 2011

Camels and Needles

Shortly after I decided to make one of my May Goals be that I blog every weekday this month, I had a brief moment of panic. For the first time, I was at a loss of words! Usually my mind (and mouth) is overflowing with stories, insights, and opinions that I care to share with whoever will listen. 

Today, thankfully, I once again have a million things to say. For reader's sake, I'll pick just one topic for today's blog, which leaves about 999,999,999 things for me to talk about with someone else later on today (read: Brian). 

Between gas prices, the five organic chemistry books I had to buy, and my Kaplan course expenses, my money is tighter than a pair of jeggings. 

And while I have likely not been spending as wisely as I should have, I am wise to remember that God has always favored the poor believer. Why? Because God commands us to turn away from Earthly possessions and find our happiness in Him. 
 
One of my favorite Bible versus that has always stuck with me is Matthew 19:24:

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

I love this metaphor for so many reasons, and I've always wanted it as a wood carving placed above the entrance to my house. My future house. My future house that is very grand, elegant, and something that might be found in Southern Living. Just sayin.

For now, I'll just have it on my blog and I'll have it in my head for comfort. 

Lord knows I'm not gonna have the easiest time getting in to heaven, but Lord knows I'm poor.

So at least I've got that goin' for me. 

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