What’s Important – Body and Mind, Integrity, Today

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the
love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the
flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is not from the Father but is
from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but
whoever does the will of God abides forever.”
1 John 2:15-17 ESV
As I get older, I really start to think less and less of the “stuff” I have in this
world. As a matter of fact, I start to see the “stuff” as a burden. I have to
maintain it, store it, insure it, sell it, and figure out who to give it to. I have been
misled into thinking “stuff” is important. Yes, the ads have brainwashed me.
If I really break down what I need, it’s actually little. I need a well-balanced diet
and a way to cook it, exercise, good health, basic hygiene items, friends and
family, fresh air, my Bible, God, some clothes, heat (as I live in Canada eh), and a
roof over my head. All the rest is just fluff. Perhaps, that’s why Christ had
nothing. He didn’t worry about the basics He needed. The basics always were
provided. He truly knew what was important.
I think the greatest fear I used to have was the fear of losing stuff. I was so
misguided. When one only fears God, they have complete peace. They don’t
care because they realize this world is only temporary. Simply enjoy what God
has given and one just feels so content, fulfilled, and grateful.

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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