The “Pretty Things” of Life

I wanted to share one of my favorite posts about Christianity. So often, Christians seem to be either trying to keep people from having anything nice, or they’re greedy, trying to get as much as they can from everyone around them. This post talks about balancing your focus and how, scripturally, God never intended us to be like that.

OPERATION ECHO

I’m not always a big fan of Christian pop music, as much of it feels preachy or seems to feature the message “woe is me, but God is with us so we’ll get through”. But I really like Tenth Avenue North‘s take on “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33).

It speaks about that period of time between seeking God first and seeing God add all these things to us. Because when we are following Him and trusting Him, there can still be a waiting period where we have to keep our eyes on Him and keep believing He cares even though we don’t have all the “pretty things” in life (the clothes we’d like to have, the food we’d like to eat, the car we’d like to drive, etc.).

And things can be important. They can influence how we act and how we feel about ourselves…

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