We all enjoy accolades and the allure of the glittering, glowing lights of grandeur. Like moths we circle the beams of carnality. We reach for that golden hoop that will somehow satisfy that fleshly taste for fulfillment.
But will clutching that sparkly prize fully gratify?
We can bathe in the riches of this world and dine on the fanciest meals of lobster and caviar; however, these temporary things will only make us happy for a time.
Eventually the shine will rust and our hearts will grow restless once again – looking for something bigger, greater and fancier to satisfy!
But, oh, to feed on the manna from on high!
That is the lasting serum that will stick to your stomach and bones. In comparison to the treasures from heaven, worldly things are just rubbish. They are simply leftovers, good for nothing.
I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage that I may gain Christ. – Philippians 3:8
Things of this world – fancy cars, luxury boxes at sporting events, endless riches and high-rise condos mean nothing when thinking of the glory and grandeur of heaven.
All that matters is if we know Christ. For if we have that relationship, we are rich beyond compare. Emulating his fruits and drinking from his overflowing fountain of life is life altering.
Break free from the desire of carnal possessions. Strive sweet seeker – for the godly, the supernatural. There you will find peace and fulfillment. Do not trust in manmade trinkets, but trust in the promises of the Most High.
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good. – Psalm 107:9
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I’m a Spanish English teacher who has just found this blog by chance. I’m sure I’ve been very lucky, I really think things happen for a reason, I was suffering a kind of faith crisis, very small indeed but I´m glad to have found you, because I really have many things in common.
Is it posible to follow you on Facebook? If not, there’s no problema. Glad to have found you, keep on writting please.
Thank you, Maria. Here is a link to my FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.willingham.52