What is the definition of rich here in America? I am sure you would imagine me with a huge home, several cars, and stuff. No. I live in a three bedroom with five children. Older cars. We don't wear the latest styles. A lot of our "stuff" comes from thrift shops and garage sales...or the clearance rack. We rarely go out to eat, we rent our home still...and do not have all the latest gadgets.
What is my definition of rich? My life. I am happy. I am not stressed. I like life. There is not strife in my home. My relationships are good. I have healthy children, that love God. I have a great marriage. I not only love my husband, but I really, really like him. :) I can talk about God, worship at anyplace I want, without fear of persecution.
I think during these times it is easy to complain about the difficulty of life. I think our perspective has gotten a little skewed in the western world. We do not get up early in the morning to search for food and water for our families. We do not walk miles, find the water and then trek back home which is miles away. We do not pick through trash to find our food. My children have not lost both parents and other family members to AIDS or bad hygiene or poverty or starvation. My little girls have not been taken for prostitution or raped because some witch Dr. told the man...that if he rapes a virgin he will be healed.
I have nothing to complain about. I am so rich in life and in God.