A long time ago, my mother told me that one day, I would become a multi-millionaire. I grew up in a small Caribbean island, and knew no millionaires. In fact, although my mother’s family was extremely wealthy, my mother was not, because she chose to live the life that she wanted.
When I moved to Nebraska in the United States, I became wealthy by investing in real estate. However, I was far from being a millionaire. Eventually, I forgot my mother’s prophecy. A few weeks ago, my niece called me to say that she was sending my Christmas gift early. She never thinks about Christmas until mid-December, so I was utterly taken aback. I thanked her and waited.
The gift arrived as she had promised—two pairs of beautiful diamond earrings. I immediately thought of a friend who is a jeweler, and decided that I would pay him a visit. I saw him two days later. When he saw the earrings, he was tongue-tied. I told him that I merely wanted to ensure that they would fit securely without falling and becoming lost.
He asked me how much I wanted. I told him 10 million dollars. He was about to write a check. I told him that I cannot accept checks. He asked me if I wanted a funds transfer. I agreed. I walked out of his established jewelry store a multi-millionaire, and fulfilled my mother’s prophecy.
I now know that the money is not all mine, to do with as I wish. I know that I must fuel the kingdom of God. I know that as we race to the finish line, a thousand years from now, the Lord God Almighty will expect me to provide fuel to those who need refueling, care and compassion to those in need, sustenance to those who need it, and a fat check when necessary.
I plead with the Lord God Almighty, and with the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God, to hold me close, lest I slip and fall, because I know that the love of money is the root of all evil. I also know that when eternity comes home, I need to be counted among the chosen. The Lord God Almighty is a God of truth. The Lord God Almighty is a God of plenty. The Lord God Almighty is a God who cherishes each of his children’s dreams and desires, and seeks to have them fulfilled. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.