Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him? – James 2:5 (HCSB)
The Kingdom of God appears upside down when looking through the eyes of the world.
We must humble ourselves to the point of being “poor” in the eyes of the world. Putting aside the trappings (material things) of this world helps to clear space for God. Becoming earthly poor allows us to become spiritually rich. God chooses those who are willing to sacrifice earthly possessions so that they may possess Him only. When we cast all aside and wait on God, we will be filled.
Father, loosen my grip on material things and anything else that might take my focus from You. May I let it all go and then I ask that You fill whatever is missing with only You. Fill me Father.