Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I heard the pastor say on today's radio sermon that "materialism" is expecting all those "things" to do what only GOD can do.

I was never seeking "things..." at least I didn't think so.  Maybe, just maybe, my subconscious mind was.  Not really sure...

In the past, I was afforded what was or could have been considered the "American Dream."  I had the perfect wedding: a gorgeous groom, a beautiful dress, a marquise diamond, 3 tier cake, photos and honeymoon...I had the big beautiful house, the white picket fence, kids, and a dog.  We each had a sports car and a motorcycle.  We had great paying jobs and lots of discretionary income.  Big tax returns and annual vacations.  Wow...was that really my life?

Seems so strange that I just typed all that.  Notice the one thing that was missing?
We did not have a relationship with God.  We may have had a so called "religion" and even blessed our meals before we ate...but we did not cultivate an intimate relationship with the Savior individually or as a family.

Guess what?  The life that appeared to be as solid as a rock, was really built on sand.  The storm came and everything washed away.  And in the end...I wouldn't have it any other way.  It happened just as it should have.  We/I did not put Him first.

Matthew 6:32-33
"For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first His Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."


WynnSong said...

My favorite verse....and song.....
What more do we need......

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

If He never blessed me with another thing, I'd still LOVE Him!

A Lady's Life said...

You are blessed with health and a career and your children will always be yours. That's a lot .
So maybe some things were not meant to be. So what. Life goes on.

Myriam said...

Dear One,
Most definitely sounded like it was the perfect life. For some, sometimes the pursuit of the American Dream become a nightmare.

While having things and a beautiful life is not wrong in itself as long we don't hold on to them as the center of our universe and as you rightly put it, God was not the center of it all.
So well said sister.
He's the Great Redeemer.
Love you


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

My Lady,


I am blessed beyond what I deserve and what I ever thought possible.

He is loving, just and faithful.
Now my heart's desire is to give back!

Love you!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...


You are so kind and so gentle and I love how we have traveled similar paths.

I remember way back when, when we shared many e-mails about our lives and wow...look at us now :-)

Longing to please Him, trusting and BELIEVING in His promises...sharing His truths and praying that "our lives" will be a reflection of His light and of His love...

And the grand finale'...meeting one another this summer! Yay!!!!!
Can't wait :-)

#Epiphany....the grand finale' will be when the Gates of Heaven welcome us HOME...WOW! What a celebration!!!!!

Yes! He is the Great Redeemer
Cartwheels and so much more :-)