Good morning all you peeps or should I say sheeps in blog-land!  Sorry for the lack of posts the past few days, I have been busy with the family having a yard sale, bonfire and a bit of relaxing, and a crazy busy Monday.  I hope all of you had a good weekend.

I love to people watch when I have a yard sale, you see all sorts of different people and get to have some interesting conversations.  All this got me to thinking and pondering about what people do with all this stuff?  I feel like I am constantly getting rid of stuff, running around getting stuff to turn around and get rid of stuff.  What’s with all the stuff?  This train of thought led me later that evening to another train of thought.  We were sitting around the bon-fire in the back yard watching our daughter and friend build a tee-pee out of some tree limbs and a sheet.  I started thinking about Indians and how they lived for survival, the stuff they accumulated was for survival, everything they did was about survival.  I wonder how different our lives would be if we only accumulated what we needed for survival?  Most of what we do accumulate is for our pleasure, our moment of happiness, our comfort, because our neighbor has one or just because we want it.

Pleasing the flesh, isn’t that what it’s all about?  It would seem that way, when you look at our lives here in America, everything we do seems to ultimately be about pleasing our flesh.  While our eternal souls are starving to please a dying flesh man.  American’s are driven by the flesh, and we don’t give near enough time and attention to the feeding of our soul.  Everything from our food, entertainment, choice of clothing, housing, cars and even our churches are chosen through a fleshly mind.  I can’t tell you the times I have heard someone talk about choosing a church based on the music they have and the activities they have for their kids and never a mention of God’s holy word or if the gospel is preached there.  We as American’s worship the god of self, our sermon’s and books are all about self.  Our church services are all about self, light shows, bands, plays, performances, soft ball teams, basketball teams, and everything else under the sun including singles clubs but you would be hard pressed to find a bible study in most churches today.  The church doesn’t even resemble the church anymore, it is looking more like the world daily.

As Christians we should not be focused on all our stuff and ourselves, we should be focused on Jesus and his word.  We should be focused on the things of God and not the things of this perishing world.  Please understand I’m not saying we shouldn’t have things or enjoy ourselves once in a while but our lives shouldn’t revolve around our stuff and our pleasures.  As a wise old man once said, it’s all about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!

D.Baker

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