Friday, January 9, 2009

Too Much

1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

I was making Morgan a salad earlier and whenever I ask her how much cucumber or croutons (or anything) she wants she says "too much". Meaning a lot to her. Isn't that so many of us? We want too much. I will never forget a lesson that Beth Moore taught in which she gave this formula:
Simplicity = Clarity.
She is so right. I get trapped into storing my treasures here on this earth as well...wanting too much (Matthew 6).

These verses are so profound and maybe a passage that we may want to commit to memory:

Hebrews 12:25-27 (NIV)
25See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." 27The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

And these verses which imply that monetary things will leave us or people and things will forsake us but the Lord never will.

Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."


Cindy said...

I am guilty of wanting too much sometimes. I am doing Kelly Minter's study "No Other Gods" and I want to get rid of any idols in my life.

Yolanda said...

I love being content with material things and not content in my walk with Christ...I'm always wanting more and needing more of HIM!

Jenny are simply the sweetest thang!

Higher Grounds

ocean mommy said...

Oh boy oh boy..this is so good Jenny. AND so in line with what God is putting in front of my face this week...seriously...I'm beginning to wonder what in the world He is fixing to do! This concept is everywhere!