What are your riches? Where do you wander?

Arabian Gold © 2012 Laurie Pace

Arabian Gold © 2012 Laurie Pace

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Riches... what are they?  What are they to you?  Gold? Is it getting through the month and not worry about paying bills?  It is affording groceries every week?  Is it just worry as to covering getting your nails done or going to the symphony?  We all have our own interpretation of what is 'gold' to us... what are riches to us.  

Where are you in your life plan? Have you made good choices to be where you are?  This too is very personal.  I have journeyed in my lifetime not realizing how some of my choices affected both my children and my parents.  Yes, they affected me too, but the domino falls with every choice made and others fall with it.  I have 'wandered' in life and moved many times, but with each move there were new friends and new experiences and I always felt there was a reason for being where I was at the time.  Stirring deep within you are small embers ready to blaze out and be seen.  What has been does not matter, but what you choose to do today does.

"Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble." 2 Peter 1:10