Whenever Curt is working in the shop, he will have the radio playing a secular station covering the oldies. I hardly ever listen to the radio, for like live TV, it seems there is a lot more time of commercials than what I am wanting to actually watch or listen to. I mostly listen to Pandora, Sirius, or cd's of Christian artists, but also do enjoy the pop music. It's the commercials I try to tune out.
As we worked, throughout the day there was an advertisement that kept repeating for an upcoming fitness event. Even though I can't remember word for word, the phrases that caught my attention and stuck were: "do you want to make yourself more awesome." "make yourself look awesome." "be awesome." And then the words which have struck a cord provoking not only sadness, but to actually cringe - "save your own soul".
After hearing these words tumbling out, I started noticing other advertisements were about "buying something", "nothing down-special financing", "driving something", "wearing something", everything to "make your friends and neighbors jealous".
What emptiness the world is consuming hand over fist.
It isn't the stuff which has made me "so much more".
I haven't found anywhere in His Word where He is telling us not to enjoy the blessings.
Stuff isn't what makes you. it breaks you. Stuff won't last for eternity. All stuff will quickly or slowly become useless. It is Whom we live for - not what. It is Whom we fill our heart, mind, life with.
Stuff won't save your soul. "You" won't save your soul.
Jesus tells us very clearly, "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."(John 14:6)