10 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 68
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 68- Chesapeake, Virginia:
Through our lives we tend to accumulate many possessions that we hold close to our hearts. Items that we have a certain connection with us such as a family heirloom or belongs that we have worked so hard to come to acquire. These belongings can stand as tokens of what we have accomplished and the level of success that we have had or want to gain in this world. This can be a big deal to some and to others they understand that these materialistic belongings have no true value on our overall purpose or calling in this world.
Though it is nice to have a collection of “things” that we treasure, these worldly possessions have no impact on our entry into Heaven. Things of this world can only stay of this world, as they do not move on with us. That is why next time before we go to the store we should really think about separating our wants from our needs. Especially as we try to uncover the facts about if we really need this particular item that we could not wait to buy or if this item will just eventually end up in a garage sale in a year or so anyway, as we separate the necessities in from the non-essentials of life.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in purchasing a new item that we think we have to have, that we forget to remember what God teaches us in Proverbs. “A life devoted to “things” is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree”. There are moments when we come to realize that to gain the kingdom of Heaven we must first give up the earthly possessions that we cherish the most, while we also focus our concentrated efforts on our specific calling from God. When we do this, we naturally will grow stronger through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior from which all-good things come.
Reflection Day #68
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: