Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Truth Spoken In Love
I stand corrected, and I stand convicted. I'm busy cleaning out my closet. The heap of "bargains" is growing on the floor of my closet. I'm ashamed. Really. The waste both of time and money. In the background, as my own frustration with myself is growing, the words of the Gospel of Matthew are heard on my CD player. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures where moth and rust destroy....", he reads while I clean. What can we say when we hear the truth? We can either shut off the CD player, or respond. (The timing was amazing!) The sin of materialism isn't just a waste of time and money, it's a "waste of the heart"- the one God created as a home for His presence. The pure heart He longs for me to have. While God loves me, He still desires to change me. Returning now to complete the job!