No, this is not about the furry, blue monster on Sesame Street (although these days with an 18 month old in the house, Sesame Street is pretty much a constant….). As most people who know me know, I love to bake. I love to bake and eat! 🙂 So, anytime we run out of snacks, I always find an excuse to bake something sweet (you know, for the kids….). So when the baking is done, we all start grabbing those warm, freshly baked cookies. First, its one or two, then its one or two more with a glass of milk. Then before you know it, the cookies are gone and all you have to show for it is crumbs on your shirt and a milk mustache…a product of the more, more, give me more mentality.
These days it seems as if no one is satisfied with just a little, with having just enough of what you need. Everybody wants bigger, better, more, more, more. We have become a spoiled, ungrateful society not aware or just not caring of what is truly important to live a happy life. Expensive clothes, fancy phones, exotic vacations are a privilege, a luxury…not a necessity. I myself prefer a simpler, less complicated life. Our purpose for being on this Earth is to glorify and praise the One who made us, but it seems like many have lost sight of that. So I urge you, take a step back from your life, see it with different eyes. Take inventory of what is truly important (your faith, your family, etc..) Stop obsessing over trivial things and look around at your awesomely, blessed life and thank the Lord for giving you all you need.
“For we have brought nothing into this world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.”-1 Timothy 6:7-8
“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both having abundance and suffering need.”-Philippians 4:11-12
“If God is all you have, you have all you need.”-John 14:8