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[ Redemption of Property ] ‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.
Leviticus 25:23 (NKJV)
Yes, Lord, the land is Yours and You take us with You. Thank You that we are Yours.
Let me ask a question. Is truth really everything I own are my actions, my words, my love of the Lord, how I show my love to my husband, my son, my friends, in my writing, how I take care of that which God has giving me – for my life is His. Is my heart showing in everything I own?
59 And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the Lord, be near the Lord our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day may require, 60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.
1 Kings 8:59-60 (NKJV)
Yes, indeed, the Lord is God and there is no other! Maintain our cause, Lord, and cause us to be in Your will, obedient to Your voice, Your covenant, treasured by You. Even when websites are blank white page, followers unfollow, haters hate and the world is wretchedly chaotic with clamoring voices and violence aimed at distracting and distancing us from You.
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
Exodus 19:5 (NKJV)
Do I mean that – truly mean my life is His? Or do I want to control every single point, person, and process in my life?
What a difficult question to tackle! What do I know? Having lost my youngest son, I realize everything I own is a gift from God, on loan to me for a little while. My job is to treasure everything – every person, every thing, every promise – while I have them. Every bit of that may be gone in the time it takes to blink an eye.
I must make time for the people who matter most to me – and the people God places in my path, as His plans and purposes are paramount.
Speak life and love God’s people – yes, your husband too.
How can God trust me with anyone else if I can’t, won’t or don’t honor, respect and love the one He gave me to live life in a godly covenant relationship with as husband and wife? How can God give me more people to tend to or minister to, when the one He entrusted to me is left alone, shunned, shattered or splattered with ungodly words or actions?
God the Righteous Judge
The Mighty One, God the Lord,
Has spoken and called the earth
From the rising of the sun to its going down.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God will shine forth.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent;
A fire shall devour before Him,
And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above,
And to the earth, that He may judge His people:
5 “Gather My saints together to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”
6 Let the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is Judge. Selah
7 “Hear, O My people, and I will speak,
O Israel, and I will testify against you;
I am God, your God!
8 I will not rebuke you for your sacrifices
Or your burnt offerings,
Which are continually before Me.
9 I will not take a bull from your house,
Nor goats out of your folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
For the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
Or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High.
15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
17 Seeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, you consented with him,
And have been a partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil,
And your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent;
You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And set them in order before your eyes.
22 “Now consider this, you who forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver:
23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me;
And to him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the salvation of God.”
Psalm 50 (NKJV)
For the world is Mine and everything in it. Thank You, Lord!
I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me. Yes Father – GLORY!
Whoever offers praise glorifies Me. I praise You, Lord God Almighty.
So get your conduct aright…
And God will show His mighty salvation.
Yes, Father, everything I own is Yours. Thank You, I praise You and You alone. The Mighty One, God the Lord, has indeed spoken, “It is MINE.”
Amen, Lord God Almighty. It is indeed Yours.
45 thoughts on “Everything I Own”
Thanks for linking up at Mondays @ Soul Survival! Hope you are having a blessed Thanksgiving week-end.
Beautiful, Susan! What a meaningful post. Loved and needed to hear this: “everything I own is a gift from God, on loan to me for a little while. My job is to treasure everything – every person, every thing, every promise – while I have them.” Thank you so much!
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I have trouble with this one so much of the time, Susan. Not that I don’t agree that God owns it all, but so often I want to take over and control things in my life if it seems to be spiraling out of my control. However, if God owns it all, it’s never really lost. He just wants me to have something different and BETTER! 😉 I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your youngest son. What a terribly hard loss and yet here you are trusting Him and telling us to trust Him completely too. You’re an inspiration, my friend! Thanks for the linkup.
Me too! I think I’m preaching to myself on most of my posts girlfriend. Still very much a work in progress here…!
I am sitting with your first statement “Is anything really mine?” Profound though to consider carefully. asking… what am I really trying to hold onto, that I don’t even own.” Be thinking about this all day. thanks
It does warrant thoughtful consideration!
Coming to this same truth recently, Susan, with the passing of my father. They are on loan. Enjoy the loan period well. Happy Thanksgiving. #Raralinkup
Hugs Kristi on the loss of your father. I still have my dad (he’s 90!) so haven’t dealt with that tough loss. From my heart a big hug…
Hey Sweet Susan,
Oh, to give up control! It’s so hard – especially some days and about some things!
Thanks for the reminder to give Him our all – daily!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend~
Thank you Melanie. You too!
Yes, it is hard, Melanie. Yet worth it. I’m still working on this myself…
Everything? Oh how much peace comes with remembering this truth. Beautiful my friend.
Thanks Carmen! His peace…
Incredible post, Susan!
“I must make time for the people who matter most to me – and the people God places in my path, as His plans and purposes are paramount.” <— Yes, yes, yes! This is such a powerful truth!
Thank you so much for sharing! I am always grateful to visit and link-up with you, beautiful friend! GOD bless you, Love! 🙂
Thank you Tai! Your words bless me mightily! God bless you too!
Can you imagine what it would have been like to give up all of your land after 7 years? What a reminder THAT would have been! Truly God owns everything. We just like to think that our things are ours…
Oh! No, I can’t imagine that…
Thank you so much for this post. I seem to randomly be finding a lot of posts on this exact topic, so I think God may really be trying to beat this into my head. It’s easy for me to view the material possessions in my life as His, but I have to remind myself that all people are His people, too. I get a bit of social anxiety at times, and all I need to do is examine the situation from God’s point of view- everywhere I god, everyone will always be my brothers and sisters through Him, so those brothers and sisters should never make me anxious. Would God really want me to feel tense around them all, or remember His love and try to spread it to them? I think the latter, and thanks for reminding me of that via your writing. God is truly speaking through you and we all appreciate you sharing it. Also thanks for the linkup party and giving us all a chance to share our work!
Oh, Sarah, thank you. Precious words from you to me and on the linkup from everyone. Thanks for joining the dance!
I read this yesterday, and meant to respond. Beautiful post for this Thanksgiving season. Thanks for sharing, Susan. ((hug))
Thank you, Brenda. HUGS!
So so hard to wrap my head around this sometimes. Treating every single thing as a gift on loan is hard, especially the things for which “I” have labored so intensely… thanks for this great reminder to treasure all my blessings and not take a single thing for granted! <3
Liz, AMEN! I agree and get it. Totally! My work. My stuff. My, oh my…
Yes, people are so much more important than the material things our society gives preference too. Such a good reminder during the holiday season!
Thank you Jen. Hugs.
‘It all belongs to God’ reminds me a lot about my daughters nursery rhymes.
Simple but very rewarding to remember everything we own, who we are and everything else is for God alone.
Thanks for the linkup Susan.
For God alone. Ifeoma, wow, still hard to remember it’s all His – from start to finish anyway!
Beautiful words and truth friend. Your words hit hard this morning, in a beautiful way.
Bless you, Kelly and hugs from my heart to yours. So glad it was in a beautiful way.
Thanks for this thought provoking post! I think as I have gotten older this resonates with me more on three fronts. First, I have eliminated a number of things in the last few years that mean little to me. Second, the remaining things have shown how much I care about what remains. I am also reminded more often as I begin to see peers downsize, develop health issues, and sometimes die that none of the “stuff” I have really is mine, but most importantly I need to be certain my life reflects His rather than have “my” things represent me!
I need to be certain my life reflects His rather than have “my” things represent me! Powerful Pam. Powerful truth. Thank you. Hugs. Susan
Indeed. Your words hit home with me as we have our house on the market and a contract on a place out on the lake. Little is key word. I hear simplify… Ok, God.
That list in the beginning is exactly what is His, and goodness how we are changed when we realize that. Thanks so much for linking up today with #livefreeThursday. : )
Suzie, thank you for hosting. This phrase captured my heart and compelled me to write about it. Hugs, sweet friend – with a precious new grand baby
Our small group discussed this last night. It’s a crazy feeling not to really own anything, though we are given to dominion to steward God’s creation. I suppose the only illusion of ownership is our own free will. Big thoughts for a rainy Thursday:) Praying that I receive His gifts in humility and that I use them to honor Him this week. And next week and the week after that…whew!
Amen, amen and amen, Meg!
Ouch! That list you made at the outset got a little too close to home, Susan. It’s not just about HAVING something — it’s about CONTROLLING it. But if it all belongs to God . . .
Challenged by your words to assess my attitude towards control and who really is in charge of everything I own.
Amen Michele. Trust Me is what I keep hearing – and that’s our daily challenge to trust Him with everything we are, have and think we own. It’s really His anyway!
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