Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 29, 2013

Moving On

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

1 John 2:15-16
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.

We have several friends who are in the process of moving. They didn’t realize how many possessions the have accumulated over the years. Sorting through them and,along choices is difficult. Their material possessions bring memories. Should they keep, gift or trash? God is moving them on and they must downsize. They are discovering where their desires are laid. Letting go of possessions that have become dear to us is hard. Leaving the familiar is hard. Their love for God is stronger than their love for old friends or possessions and each is pushing forward to leave the familiar and walk with God into a new and yet unknown adventure. They are seeing they were but temporary stewards of material possessions but the things of God are theirs for all eternity. Our question is are we ready to give up all we have and know to follow God wherever He might lead us?

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