To worldly people, a life that is filled with money, possessions, family, friends, fame, and so forth is a rich life. To Father God, the rich life is one that is filled with Him—His Blessings, which are as follows: His Presence (Shekinah Glory), His Love, His Grace, His Mercy, His Forgiveness, His Kingdom, His Son, His Spiritual Gifts, and so forth.
There are countless Christian men and women who know and understand “something” that the entire Body of Christ needs to know and understand, yet when it comes to freely sharing whatever they have received from God that number is a small amount! Sadly, the reason why this statement is true is because way too many Christians, who have received from God spiritual insight, or spiritual understanding, or spiritual knowledge, and/or spiritual wisdom, have a lack of godly faith, which compounded their love for money.
God freely gives regeneration, salvation, sanctification, spiritual gifts, healings, anointings, Divine Truths, and so forth. Christ paid the price for all of God’s FREE Gifts. If spiritually, emotionally, financially, and physically poor people are willing to accept God’s freely given gifts as FREE Gifts, then they also need to be willing to share these FREE Gifts for FREE—they need to share their Gifts with fellow believers, without charging them any fees.
Dr. Cornel West defines “at risk” as follows: “Anyone who suffers from spiritual malnutrition with moral constipation inherit in it….” My take on Dr. West’s “at risk” definition is that most of today’s ambitious success-driven individuals are unsaved individuals and, as such, are unable to eat the Bread of Life, which nourishes their spirit and their soul. Likewise, because their spiritual taste buds have been perverted by all that is in this world, the end result is that they have become what they eat–they have become morally constipated people who are so full of the “me, me, me” attitude that they refuse to do right by others.
In this poem is an old expression from my youth: “The bag I’m in.” Back then, this saying meant that situations and circumstances often dictated whether “some” people had to explain who they were; specifically, “some” people had to make sure “others” had enough personal identification information so that these “others” could understand where they were coming from or what their problem was.