Winning The Big One

As all of the world may know by now that the Mega Lottery is over a Billion dollars, that’s right “B” for Billion, a lot of money.  What would one do with this amount! There are many who are dreaming of such, and I predict that by the time this article is posted, someone or more than one will have won. The chances of getting struck by lightning or a shark attack are greater than winning this mega jackpot.

I am not saying that I myself have not dreamed of what I would do if I was blessed with this amazing fortune; First, I would go straight to my knees in front of our Lord and thank Him, I would pray for discernment and guidance from Him, I would hire a fiancé expert, not to mention keeping my name anonymous if possible, and then I would begin the payouts to charities, family, the less fortunate, church, etc.  I don’t have the desire to buy a luxurious home, or a fancy car.  I just want to give back wisely.  Sort of paying it forward.

Amazingly, with some spare time on my hands, I clicked on my bible app to read the bible verse for the day.  Here it was:

Make much money and retire in luxury.   “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”  (Luke 12: 19). These are the words of the foolish rich man whose land produced abundant harvest.  He did not know the source of his blessings.  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1: 17).  No wonder thanksgiving was far from his mind. We live at a time when many people pursue recklessly the mammon of this world through relentless and punishing overwork, lottery and gambling.  What is the end game? To make much money rapidly and then retire in a fairytale island and live like King Louis XIV forever.  O foolish man, who believes he can outsmart the strict unbending law of Divine Providence, listen to the word of God: “You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?”  (Luke 12: 20).  What do you make of these divine injunctions? #1. Gather the manna you need for one day.  The next day, I the Lord Your God will supply fresh manna for the new day. (Cf Exodus 16: 21 – 35).  #2. “Give us today the food we need.”  (Matthew 6: 11).  #3.  “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”  (Matthew 6: 34).  Do not allow wealth to be a snare for you.  Rather put your wealth in trusting God’s promises. Not even a single one of them has failed.

Need I say more?  Good luck!

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Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.