I find myself, all to often, taking my comfortable life for granted. I have plenty of food to eat. (My sister always jokes that I say I have no food at all, but when she opens my cabinet it's stuffed with food.) I have a modest home, but it's comfortable, and exactly right for my family, and the Lord has allowed us to own that home. I hated renting. He's given me two beautiful girls for whom we are able to provide without my working. Sometimes our finances are difficult, but the Lord has always provided a happy, safe, and comfortable lifestyle for me.
When, I look at these people who will receive very little compensation for their hard labor and live in a way that I find inconceivable, it both saddens me and causes me to rejoice.
So, I won't be comparing my home to that of my friends, and won't be complaining that our second vehicle isn't nice enough. That is, until I forget how great I've got it, because I'm sure I will forget soon. And, I'm sure I'll begin to complain and want for more, more, more!
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19