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Do Not Covet…

Easier said than done right?

Why is that we covet so much?  It commands us in the Bible not to do so, yet it such a hard thing to avoid.

I don’t feel the same way I used to about my home.  I don’t look to make it a “showpiece” or spend too much time on the perfect decor.  I’d rather spend my time and money elsewhere.  I realized at one time that having a nice home can be for myself, but in many ways it also can become a source of greed.  A source of coveting.  I would rather have people walk in my home and feel relaxed and welcome because of the atmosphere, than have someone admire my “stuff.”

However, when you see someone’s home or pictures of beautiful homes in magazines there is that little voice again…”I want that!”

Even last night.  It was completely ridiculous, but I was showing my husband other blogs that I like because I want to redesign mine.  I kept saying, “Everyone else’s is nicer than mine.”  He said, “You are lusting after blogs!” haha!

There is that human part of us that never feels good enough, or that wants to fill ourselves up or make ourselves feel good by our THINGS.

But things will never be enough.  God is all we need.  When we are in a relationship with Him, we only need to be filled up with His spirit.  If my house fell down around me, I would be fine.  I have the Lord, forever.

SO while it is nice to have things look pretty, I would much rather have a beautiful relationship with the Lord first.

Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load (Galatians 6:4-5).

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