25 April 2016

What is Your (My) God – Closing Thoughts

Greetings Dear Reader,

We all tend to embrace things in a way that is out of proportion.  We latch onto things that we think will satisfy us.  We neglect our real needs in favor of things that consume us.  I know that I can obsess over things that are not healthy.

We are not supposed to put anything before God.  We are supposed to acknowledge the Father first in all things.  If we do he promises to direct us.   We are to be in a constant conversation with him.  It is vital that we realize that he is there in every moment waiting for us to arrive.

All of the things we desire are echoes of Eden.  It is the abuse of them that makes them dangerous.  The pleasures and pastimes of the world are not forbidden.  They are to be held in proper perspective to Christ.

I must follow without carrying too much of the excesses in the world.  I must not follow anything else.  Three are distractions that will devour me if I do not follow Christ alone.


The Things We Leave Behind – Michael Card

There sits Simon, so foolishly wise
Proudly he's tending his nets
Then Jesus calls and the boats drift away
And all that he owns he forgets

But more than the nets, he abandoned that day
He found that his pride was soon drifting away
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

Matthew was mindful of taking the tax
And pressing the people to pay
Hearing the call, he responded in faith
And followed the light and the way

And leaving the people so puzzled he found
The greed in his heart was no longer around and
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

Every heart needs to be set free
From possessions that hold it so tight
'Cause freedom's not found in the things that we own
It's the power to do what is right

With Jesus, our only possession
And giving becomes our delight
And we can't imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

We show a love for the world in our lives
By worshiping goods we possess
Jesus has laid all our treasures aside
And love God above all the rest

'Cause when we say no, to the things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord and
It's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

And when we say no, to the things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord and
It's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind
Oh, and it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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