Enough is never enough
2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Enough is never enough in this world. Somehow we always seem to want more. More money, more possessions, more status, more stuff. 24 hrs a day the marketing machine churns, filling every possible space with promotion and advertising messages. It is reported that digital media spend will reach $291 billion, by 2020, roughly the same amount will be spent in other types of media like print, radio etc.
The point is that we are conditioned to want more stuff our whole lives. Think about it for a moment. Children are introduced to brands early on in life - watch the movie, buy the toys, get the books, get the superhero suits etc. And how sad it is that a child can feel depressed if they don’t have an outfit at the local play date. They are teased and mocked.
Growing older doesn’t change much. The hero always getting the praise, status and so much more. Adulthood brings on a fierce battle for position, possessions and power through wealth, physical prowess and or rebelliousness.
Yet in all of this, we have to ask, how are we training up our children in this world? How are we encouraging each other in this world?
You see, we don’t mind allowing our children to be entertained by the world and all it has to offer, as long as they are kept busy. We don’t mind ourselves spending countless hours consuming the entertainment of this world; often consumed with always wanting the latest, greatest or newest thing on the block.
But how much time are we spending with our Father? Unfortunately, today we see how parents have become disconnected from their children. And so it is often the same with us and our Father in heaven. We allow the things of this world to keep us occupied while our Father gently calls out for our attention.
Today, be encouraged to never allow the shallow lies of this world to rob you of your time with your Father in heaven. Let us never spend more time being entertained by the world, than speaking and communing with our Father and His Son in heaven; through prayer, breaking of bread, bible study and fellowship with the Father and the Son.
Additional scriptures for reading:
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,