Some time back, our church had a comedian come to entertain us. Not only was he a jokester, but he was also a missionary to Haiti. There are people in Haiti that live at the dump, find their meals there, and make their shelter from the debris. He and his wife go there and feed them so they get a good meal once in a while. The people they’ve fed have become our fellow believers, and still live there. My thoughts today are not to condemn anyone, but just because you pray for the perfect home, the perfect life, or the perfect marriage, doesn’t mean you are entitled to receive it just because you are a believer. God doesn’t work that way. What makes you better than the believers who live at the dump in Haiti? They still love the Lord and their lives are dismal. Jesus loves all of us, and our American privilege doesn’t give us any more rights in the kingdom than those who live in squalor. Just a wake up call to those of you who are expecting a corvette to magically appear in your driveway.
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 1 Corinthians 4:7