Monday, November 19, 2012

Word of the Day... November 19, 2012




God made us plain and simple,
but we have made ourselves
very complicated.

This verse is so true. We as humans always try to make things much more complicated than they need to be.  As the holidays are approaching I have decided that I am going to clean up some of the clutter in my life and as I began in my home, I noticed that I started to justify keeping so many things that I should really just toss out.  Everything around us works against reordering and simplifying our lives. Everything!!! Ours is a cluttered, complicated world. God did not create it that way. Depraved, restless humanity has made it that way!
I was listening to the advertisements and I started to think, I could use this or wouldn’t that be nice.  Advertisements have one major goal: to make us discontented, woefully dissatisfied with who we are and what we have. Why? So we will acquire what they offer. And acquire we do! The watchword of our consumptive society is very loud and assertive We need more!  You can never have enough!
Not only do we feel that need to acquire, but we keep it and then we accumulate even more!  Then we feel the need to compete and I am talking a real need to win at all costs. Not only do we want more, but we find ourselves spending more money and time just to maintain all these things!!!  Staying ahead at this maddening pace is crazy!!!  I find myself screaming….”Stop the world I want to get off!!!” 
Thank goodness I have Jesus!  He is not the author of confusion.  Sometimes I really can feel Him just telling me to stop, don’t let all of this stuff get in the way of our walk together.  There are too many things that interrupt your awareness of ME!!!  Don’t be a slave to the stimuli of the world. Awareness of ME can continue in all circumstances, no matter what happens.  Just rest in Me.  I have designed you to need me moment to moment and I will be there to help you.  Just take my hand and I will lead you through this maze of confusion into My peace that passes all understanding.  All I can say to that is Thank you Jesus!!!  I hope that all of you have a wonderful day!!!  God bless you!!! :):)



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