Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dirt piles are not just for kids.


     This past weekend we had a great time keeping the grandkids while the kids were busy. I had bought Gage some new toys and couldn't wait to see his face when he got to see them. I was very disappointed.  You see a few weeks ago we had some dirt delivered so that we could do some projects in the yard. After all the projects were done there was still a large pile left in the yard. All the boy wanted to do was play in the pile of dirt.

     All that money down the drain. All we needed was a spoon and a bucket.

     As I sat in the lawn chair, in the shade, holding the baby I had two thoughts. First: Boy, I could have bought a new shirt with that money. Second: Why do we make things so hard and complicated? (toys) God has provided wonderful things for us.(dirt)  Why do we think we have to add to it? Why can't we just say thank you Father for the blessings you have given me? (Home, great kids, loving husband) Why can't weeeeee?
     I think we believe we can make our life better by adding to it things of this world. (money, things, jobs,power) Boy, what a whopper that is. The more things you add to your life the more distracted you are from the true passion of Christ. 
    This week think about what is the things you have decided to play with instead of the dirt pile.  For me it was a little game called "Candy Crusher" I loved playing this game because I didn't have to think about anything else. I became obsessed with it to the point of losing track of time. I realized how much good stuff I was missing because I had disengaged my mind to play this game. Well, the game is gone from my phone  and I am headed back to the dirt pile. I want to climb that little hill and see what God has for me in His plan. How about you are you headed back to the pile?

When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone: but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.  Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don't be deceived, my dear brothers.  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. James 1:13-17


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