I wrote this song when we were living in our first apartment. I was pregnant with our first child. We were believing God for our first house. There was talk at Jeremy’s job of mass lay offs. The day they released the news that there would be significant lay offs, fear struck my heart. How were we going to make it? How were we going to get into a house? A new baby was coming! I began to just imagine how much God loved her and and our little family. Because the Bible says that Jesus was poor so that we might be made rich, I remembered how God had always taken care of me, throughout my life and that this was no different. He would be faithful still! We would see God’s supernatural provision. Then this song just rolled off my pen and piano:
“You were poor so that I might have true riches
You were poor so that I might have everything
It’s Your covenant of peace on earth
That gave me a new name of royal birth.
To Your family, you brought me in.
Your my Father, Provider, My King and My Friend,
I’ll never lack. I’ll never lack. I’ll never lack again
I’ll seek first Your kingdom Lord
Now I understand. It’s your covenant You made with me
And signed it in Your blood and I’ll never lack, never lack again.
Who was I that You would show such mercy
Seed of Abraham, You were despised for me
Now that You’ve made me Your very own
I’m the offspring of the One who bears the crown and the throne
All that I am I give to You
I’m Your seed forever belonging to You
I’ll never lack, I’ll never lack, I’ll never lack again
I’ll seek first Your Kingdom, Lord
Now I understand. It’s Your covenant you made with me
And signed it in Your blood
I’ll never lack Never lack again.
I can’t even remember all those days of darkness
How you’ve erased all my past and the memory of them.
All I’ll recall is Your love and Your mercy and give it to others like
You’ve done for me.
For I cannot hold this gift inside
For the love of us all You were crucified
Lord, You took all our lack when You laid Your life down
And I’ll tell the world of all that I’ve found in You.
I thank You Lord, I thank You Lord, I thank You for my life!
In Your presence Lord, Your House, Oh God, I’m am satisfied,
and I’ll never lack .. I’ll never lack … I never lack again!”
Fast forward 17 years; now that little baby is starting college. But His truth is still every bit the same. I’ve been thinking today about the stewardship with which we have been entrusted. In Matthew 6:33 we are encouraged to: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.When trying to prioritize, it’s a lot like filling a jar with a number of rocks. In order for all of the rocks to fit, we have to set the big rocks in first. If we try to fill the jar with the pebbles first and then fit the big rocks in later, they just won’t fit. When we’re good stewards of the things that are most important, God will entrust us with more. In Luke 16:10 Jesus proclaims, ” He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” Because money is so important to us humans, God knows that if we can be trusted to do the right thing with it, He will have our heart as well.
If we prioritize His Kingdom with our small jar of rocks, and always put in the big rocks first, He will entrust us with a bigger jar! The first jar of rocks become the small rocks in the next jar as the law of sowing and reaping and increase is exercised. Think of this, God is infinite! The earth looks so large compared to an ant, but the earth is pretty small compared to the sun, and our sun is even smaller when compared to Beetlejuice; which is small when compared to Canis Majoris! When we are able to be trusted by God with a few dollars, like a small jar of rocks, by putting the biggest rocks in first each time, he will be able to trust us with more to be a steward over. The Bible says, he will entrust us with TRUE RICHES if we are faithful to Him with such a small thing as money. Thus, the jar gets bigger as we see the law of expansion at work!