LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. Ps. 16:5
Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. Ps. 73:25
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have. Heb. 13:5
Lord Jesus, unless we resist, aspiring and acquiring, much noise and constant motion fill our days. But while we’re still wearing the aroma of Easter, it’s the perfect time to re-think, reassess, and re-value what really matters.
By the light of your empty tomb and occupied throne, free us to live with less fear and more faith, less activity and more adoration, less second-guessing and more “first love” for you.
When we’re honest, it’s easy to see how our driven-ness and busyness are rooted in pride, fear, and greed.
- The pride of getting “kudos” and bigger seats at any table
- The fear of missing out (FOMO) on “inner-circle-ness”
- The greed born from comparing what we have and who we are to others
By the work of your Holy Spirit, change our price tags and what we call “treasure.” Show us the difference between trusting in our status and resting in you, Jesus. May knowing you (and being known by you), be our greatest joy and inheritance, our identity and security.
Riches, recognition, and reputation make lousy gods, hollow relationships, and a shallow legacy. “Trivial Pursuit” was a fun game, but makes for a foolish life. So very Amen we pray, in your glorious and grace-full name.