I was once a businessman, who tried every means to make money in the world overflowing with material desires. Although I was over sixty years of age, my desire for money was still as strong as ever. On March 19, 2002, an elder sister gave me a book, The Expression of Christ. After reading it, I came to know that God had been incarnated and done a new work. So, I accepted the end-time salvation of the Almighty God. In God’s family I saw that the brothers and sisters all spared no efforts to perform their duties, while I loved money ardently and could never drop it. But I was afraid that if I did not perform duty, I could not obtain a good destination. Thus, I planned to make money and perform duty at the same time. Later, I read God’s words: “Now people still cannot drop the fleshly things and still cannot give up the fleshly enjoyments, the world, money, and their corrupt nature. Most people are pursuing perfunctorily. Actually, such people simply do not have God in their heart, much less fear God. They do not have God in their heart, so they cannot see clearly all that God does, much less believe in the words from his mouth. Such people are too fleshly and too deeply corrupt, and they do not have the truth at all….” Reading here, I could not help sighing with deep feeling. Yes! Am I not a person who can’t see through the fleshly things and who can’t drop money? The brothers and sisters are all expending for God and performing their duties actively; some of them have given up their careers, some given up money, some left their families, and still some… I, however, have been rushing about busily for money all day long, being controlled by money. Little did I know that money and material things are the very means by which satan deceives man. If I gain the whole world and yet lose my life, what good is it for me? Isn’t everything in the world vanity? At the moment, my numb heart was revived by God’s words. I thought to myself, “I can’t go on pursuing money and thus ruin my life!” Then, I gave up my business, bought a flat with the money I had earned, and began to host the brothers and sisters of God’s family. When I did so, I felt very assured in my heart, full of joy, for I knew that my everything was bestowed by God and was the blessing God gave me and I was willing to repay God’s love with it. This was what I, a created being, should do. Today, I feel all the more that gaining God is gaining the most valuable treasure and the greatest wealth of my life.
Huai’an City, Jiangsu Province