All are false gods, false idols, false sense of value, of happiness, of joy, of completion. And I have chased them all in my life. Today God yet reminded me again. I was reading a book by my friend Sky Cady on his journey through Europe many years ago. His words reminded me of how even today, I want those Cheetos to be healthy and good for me. I want that TV show of nothingness to somehow empower me. And I want to choose who I want to love and they would love me back forever.
I am broken yet again Lord and ashamed of my continued desperate attempts to value stuff on this earth more than you and your kingdom.
Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
On Monday I went with some friends to see the new movie "Tomorrowland" which had some great life lessons and DID NOT waste my time. At the start of the movie, this idea was given: There are two wolves. One bright and hopeful and one dark and cynical. Which wolf wins? Whichever one you feed. Feed the right wolf.” If you keep feeding your body, your heart, your soul, your mind with things that are temporary then you will constantly be feeding which will eventually lead to death. But when you feed it with healthy things, books and movies that stimulate the mind--empowering it, friendships that love the Lord as much as you do, activities that grow you and others in Christ THEN, THEN you would have fed the right wolf.
Lord, I want to feed the right wolf. I want to my body, soul, mind to be focused on eternal things, not just the things that quickly satisfy my flesh. Although they may seem great at the time, they come with a bucket that has many holes in it. Holes that empty out quickly, holes that take my tears with them. Thank you Lord for your word. Thank you for reminding me of your truth.