We live in a world of wanting more and more … bigger, better. Sometimes we lose sight of the reality of who we are. What we are becomes our focus, our goal.
Today’s verse from the Touched by an Angel television program speaks volumes into our greed-filled world. To what purpose do we want more and more? Is it so that we can bless others, or as a Biblical writer said, “And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong–you want only what will give you pleasure.“ (James 4:3 NLT) True, having things is why most of us work. We want nice things. We love comfort. We enjoy having our needs met. There’s nothing wrong with that! However, when our contentment is measured by our possessions, then something is out of balance in our lives. Today’s angel message is to the point:
You have always belonged,
You have always been a child of God.But you want more.
And at what price?
What is going to matter
if you gain the whole world
And lose your soul?
My prayer for all of us today is that we will find contentment in knowing that God loves us. We are his children.