Monday, August 18, 2008

For a time....

A portion from a devotion from Ray Stedman.

".... the truth that will deliver us from the pressures of the times. We must hold things lightly. We must not think that houses, cars, money, and material gain are all that important. Even if we lack these things, the great treasures of our life remain untouched. To strive constantly to gain what everyone else has is a mistake. God teaches us to hold these things lightly. We must never forget that we are in the world but not of it. We are never to settle down here for good. I love the way C. S. Lewis has put it: "Our kind heavenly Father has provided many wonderful inns for us along our journey, but he takes special care to see that we never mistake any of them for home." We are pilgrims and strangers, passing through this world. We are involved in it, deeply sometimes, but we are never to see ourselves as a part of it.

1 comment:

Walking Church said...

'Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that re on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with God. When, Christ who is OUR LIFE, is revealed, then you also will be revealled with Him in glory'

Col 3.2-4