There is wisdom in saving. That I won’t deny. Ever since I was little I rarely found a reason good enough to spend the money in my savings account. Even to this day my budget accounts for most cent, dollar, or euro I spend allowing me to forecast what I expect to have at the end of the year.
I think some of you can relate to this. It is responsible.
But as I sit here studying Proverbs, I wonder to what other areas of my life this way of conserving has extended in an irresponsible way.
I read Proverbs 15:15 this morning. “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast”…a continual feast. As I read this I think of all the things I try to hold on to, to conserve in a way, afraid that maybe it will run out.
Hope, Peace, Love, Talents, Money, and even Time…my cheerful heart…
The cheerful heart has a continual feast. The knowledge and insight I have gained, I want to share. I want others to experience more Hope than I even have, more peace, more love. I want to spend my days not holding onto the great things within me afraid that they will diminish or end, but with discernment give and share and serve as only I can.
Like that cherished drink we have been waiting to open for just the right moment, that decadent recipe that we are saving to make for that special dinner party, the china that is rarely used, our talents and time, the great things we have been blessed with, our hope and love, our cheerful hearts that do not run dry…they are waiting, waiting to be shared, to be given…I think it’s about time that we all partake and enjoy the continual feast.