Have you checked out the sites that sell used, expensive designer handbags? Sites like rebagg.com? Or how about this one: cashinmybag?
The purses vary in looks, materials, and sizes. And price tags! Holy moly! I saw one for over $15,000! And that’s a resell price! Unbelievable. Blows my mind.
Some of you may be prosperous enough to have one…or two…or whatever. Whew! My mind doesn’t stretch that far.
Unfortunately, for many, it’s not cash-in my bag but cash in my bag.
We have so much more than millions of people around the world. Like a home, toothpaste, a nice, hot shower, mattress, make-up, razor, breakfast, a table on which to eat, TV, car, insurance, money for gifts and necessities, cell phone, computer and other devices, dishes, washer and dryer, dishwasher, a refrigerator and even food in it.
We have all this, and yet, we whine when our new shoes pinch our feet!
Jesus once talked to a large crowd and told them a parable, “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!” But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’” (Luke 12:16-20 NLT)
A few verses later in that chapter in Luke, Jesus tells a man to sell everything he owned and give it to the needy and then says, “This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.” (Luke 12:33 NLT)
The purses of heaven! I love that. I wonder how full my purse is in heaven. What have I sent ahead?
When we are blessed with more than enough, we have plenty left over to share. But if we enlarge our purse, as the barns of hoarding, there is no overflow.
Do we work just to keep it to ourselves? Or do we give out of a heart of love for all God has given us? Do we fill our heavenly purse with the treasures of money, time, thoughts, words, and actions?
Jesus said when we give, we receive and “The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38b NLT) And then there’s more to share!
He also said, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (Luke 12:34 NLT)
Our aim is to be that eternal purse. Add two more little letters and you have…purpose.
Is your purpose to fill your heavenly purse? Is it full and overflowing?
So, what’s in your purse?