You Answer Me in the Joy of My Heart
Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink,
and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life,
which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth,
and hath given him power to eat thereof,
and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
For he shall not much remember the days of his life;
because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 KJV
By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4
Charge them that are rich in this world,
that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
That they do good, that they be rich in good works,
ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
that they may lay hold on eternal life.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 KJV
You may have much gold and grandeur,
Yet by God be reckoned poor;
He alone has riches truly
Who has Christ, though nothing more. –Anon.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6
Only when we trust in the Lord will we find true and lasting satisfaction. —Herbert Vander Lugt
Father, I pray that my heart is pure towards You, that I will know that my life is only rich because of You, through Your Son, Jesus. I cannot do anything without You. You reward me as You will and only as You will, yet Your rewards are given freely. I am poor and meek, but in You I am rich and blessed. May my faith grow and remain steadfast in You. You are the Giver of life. You are my Hope, my Contentment, my Grace, and my Mercy. Days are not always easy, nor does life carve a path on soft rolling hills, but on rugged mountains sometimes. But Your Word says I shall not much remember the days of my life because You answer me in the joy of my heart. The ears of my heart are open to You, O LORD. I am humbled before You and overflow with joy for You. I thank You. Humbly, Your daughter. Amen.