How Do You Measure Wealth?

25 Jul

There are many ways to measure wealth, most of them have to do with monetary value. In today’s world everything seems to run according to the value of the dollar.

Grandfather once told me: The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. There is more to life than money and many things in life you can’t put a price tag on. Let’s look at a few of these things.

Health: Our health is a valuable asset to us and as Christians we need to remember what the bible says. Corinthians 6:19-20: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Family: To me there is nothing more valuable than family. They are there when you are down, they help share joy and they are always there to love and be loved. The family is a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. That is wealth!

Life: Life is a gift from God! When I wake up in the morning and gaze out over the dew covered grass in the fields, I am reminded of how good God has been to me. To me it is like having life renewed daily and being blessed with another wonderful day. Then, when the sun comes up and the beauty of nature begins to bloom, the birds sing their songs of joy and love, we are reminded once again just how much God loves us.

Wealth is as you perceive it, I like to think we measure our worth by how we love and are loved, how healthy we are, how we are blessed on a daily basis and how good it is to share life everyday. As I sit here, in conversation with God, I am reminded just how precious each and every day is and how He makes it all possible. God’s love is the most valuable thing we have and if you measure wealth by that, all other seems like nothing.

What do you think? How do you measure wealth?

Courteous comments are always welcome.


2 Responses to “How Do You Measure Wealth?”

  1. the warrioress July 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    My daughter and I have little family so true friends are just as valuable to us, of which I consider you to be. 😉

    I am so very wealthy in that I also have a family of beloved animals who hold my heart, and God IS my Father in Heaven.

    My health could be better since I injured my leg severely and gained weight as a result, but I work on trying to live healthy and am grateful for the health I do have.

    I love this wonderful post Ed, because you’ve pointed out what really counts in this life; i so needed this reminder right now. Thank you, my friend.

    • efchristi July 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

      Adrienne, I am honored to be called your friend and I think of you and J as true friends also. I agree, sometimes friends are just as close as family, sometimes closer.

      Thank you for the compliments on the post. My goal is to point out how God is tied to our every thought, deed and move. He has been my guide throughout and talks to me as I am writing to make sure I put down just what He is asking me to.

      Ann says you have just brightened our day.
      Thank you again,


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