Day 276 –
It’s not WHAT you have, but WHO you have.
Luke 12:20-21 “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
When I met my husband’s parents, they had something I absolutely adored, (not just my husband) but porcelain figurines by Lladro.
Every time I saw them my eyes were fixated on their uniqueness, beauty, delicateness, and how each one was so intricately made. The artist really took passion in his creation, much like God takes passion in us.
Brett knew my admiration for these figurines, so he and his parents bought me my first piece, the college graduate. Soon after, my parents bought the married couple for our cake topper. My collection had started, and from there on out, for every huge moment in my life someone would buy me a new one.
The more I received the bigger the China Cabinet needed to be, just like the bigger barns for the extra crops. I greatly admire these figurines and the many memories they ignite, but all they do is sit in their cabinet and collect dust.
Luke 12:15 “And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
The Lladros are expensive and fairly rare, but you and I have been given something greater, even “Priceless”, Our Faith in Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
If I was given an ultimatum to give up all my possessions or deny Christ, you’d find me homeless and hungry before I’d be without Hope!
Having more “stuff” means nothing when we reach the pearly gates, but having a heart that seeks after Christ means eternity.
If we are consumed by having more money and things, then we have our priorities all wrong. If we complain about not having what our neighbor has but have a full pantry, we aren’t being mindful of the millions of children that go to bed hungry. God desires our thoughts to be on things above, not a new boat or Louis handbag. God desires our homes be full of love, not porcelain figurines. He desires our hands to help others, not help ourselves.
He desires our heart❤ 💙