Friday, March 30, 2012

Faith-Filled Fridays

I am going to post a miniature "Faith-Filled Friday" post every Friday, Lord-willing.

Today's thought:

Often I feel guilty of how much material possessions I have.  To the average American, we don't own a bunch of fancy stuff, nor do we own expensive cars or jewelry.  But to the average person in the world, we are rich. 

Most people in the world live in run down shacks or shanties, and do not have enough food.  Their water is dirty and diseased-filled.  My complaint about the water that comes out of our tap is that it tastes yucky (due to chlorine and mineral deposits).  I find God often convicting my heart that I need to be content with what I have. 

Stop and take time to think of how much pointless time is wasted shopping for meaningless stuff that we end up donating to Goodwill or a similar organization. 

Life is short.  Live simply.  Store up treasures in heaven.

I also want to add one last thing.  As believers in Christ, we are rich in His love, grace, and mercy.  We have the richest reward of all awaiting us:  heaven!  Keeping looking up!

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  Matthew 6:20 KJV


Tesha said...

So very True Shannon! Here in LA there is so much materialism, it is so sad. I look forward to more beautiful Friday post from you. I am praying for you, and so thankful for you!

Rachel said...

Amen! So true about how we need to keep our perspective looking at heaven.
Great post!

David N. Walker said...

I always love to include verse 19 with your quote: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. My daughter painted that on the wall of her breakfast nook.