Last week I was reading through the book of Matthew in my Bible. Sometimes it's such a big deal to actually pick up the Bible and read it but once I do, I ALWAYS feel better and enlightened. What better way to hear about the way God wants us to live than to read it for ourselves?? So I came across a section that really struck a chord with me and I wanted to share it with y'all.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21
Oh how true this is! Marcie over at Lemons and Laundry did a post last week that really got me thinking. This world is becoming worse and worse about material things. The media makes you believe that you need this new thing to be pretty, this new thing to be skinny, this new thing to be smart... It's a terrible cycle where we will always need the new best thing and these material things stack up and what do we have to show for that pile of garbage? What we should be concentrating on is our relationships! You can take those with you to heaven. Our relationships with people, our relationship with God. These are the things that matter the most and these days those are becoming second to money and belongings. How did we get that way? How do we get back?