Things Of This World
We often look for happiness and fulfillment in the things of this world. For instance, a bigger house, a faster car, a new boat, maybe a nice shiny new set of golf clubs. These things may bring you pleasure, but how long does the pleasure in these things last before you are searching to one up, so to speak? Trying to find and maintain happiness in the things of this world is like trying to grasp the wind with your bare hands. You just aren't able to do it. Yes, we may be able to harness the wind to capture its energy. And, Yes, there are things that can bring happiness in this life and rightly so. But do these things take precedence over our spending time with the one who created it all? When was the last time you made time to seek after the riches the LORD God has given to us? (Matthew 6:33) Filling our hearts and minds with His Word and meditating on it day and night is the only thing in this life that can bring true happiness and stability to our lives. (Joshua 1:8) Anything else that takes first place in our life over the Lord God himself is idol worship.
Lord Jesus, please forgive me for putting the things of this world first place over my relationship with you. The things of this world will fade, but your Word never will. Thank you for loving us! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.