Rom. 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. NASU
It isn’t real hard to determine what a person loves. All you have to do is observe what they purchase. Our money can be spent on good things as well as bad.
I grew up in a house where only my dad worked. What did he purchase with his money? He purchased a house for his family to live in, he bought a car to drive him to work, he bought groceries to feed his family, he bought clothes for his family to wear, and he paid all the utility bills. He even planted a large garden, and tended it when he came home from work.
You might ask, “Why would he do this?” The question can be answered fairly easily. He loved his family, and provided for them. This is what is known as “expressed love”. The items that he purchased or raised in the garden expressed his love for his family.
What are your purchased items expressing love for? Are they expressing love for God, yourself or others?
If you don't believe you are being watched just Google search some item like you're interested in buying it, and see how fast it takes for your FB page to display advertisements for the same item you Google searched.
Would they be advertisements for yourself and your own pleasures?
Would they be advertisements for spiritual items?
All you have to do is follow the Word of God. Paul said, “…but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is,…”
Renew your mind!
Do an inventory check of all the items you have been purchasing, and decide today that you are going to make the necessary changes in your life if they don't help you grow spiritually.
I came across and acrostic years ago for JOY. It stood for Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last.
Think About These:
A Paradox of Life: When young, you spend your health to gain wealth, and when old you spend your wealth to get health.
People are funny. They spend money they don’t have, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like.
FYI: I have been teaching on Wednesday nights at Fairway Christian Church. The lessons have been about lesser known Apostles, Overcoming Suffering, and Matthew 24 about the destruction of Jerusalem, and Jesus' 2nd Coming. I am attaching a link for anyone interested in watching the lessons I have taught the last few months.
Also, these lessons are "Live Streamed" on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm (EST). I would love for you to join us.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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