Sunday, January 6, 2013

Knowing

The secret to having it all…is knowing you already do.

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Too often  we spend our time chasing after more and more “stuff” to make us happy. We are  always trying to outdo each other with the biggest house or the newest car.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying what this life can offer us but to pursue it at the risk of our health, relationships or family only depletes our pleasure in all the things we cannot live without and too often cannot afford.

Today try this experiment.  Open your eyes to see what God has already given you.     Children’s laughter, loving and supportive spouse, good friends to share both your pains and your joys.  Look at God’s world.  Feel the breeze on your face, or marvel at the snow that has fallen.  Open your eyes and your heart and appreciate what you do have.  Don’t waste another minute in wanting that latest gadget or the newest appliance.  Appreciate what you have. You will be happier and your family will enjoy being around you more.

“What profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.”  Matthew 16:26

Think about it.