Want More & More? - Wednesday's Dose - May 22nd 2013

Wednesday's  Dose - May 22nd 2013 

Want More & More?

Today's Scripture

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." - Hebrews 13:5 (KJV).

Thoughts for Today

The question I want to ask today is: What more do you want? Some of us just can't be happy regardless of what we have. We have Christ, but yet we want other stuff that we don't really need. Jesus, is supposed to be our everything and if Jesus, is our everything then we would want no more because we know we already have it all! If you can't be happy with having only Jesus, then how will you be happy with anything else? If you're not content with Jesus then you will not be content with the new car you want, the new house or all of the money or etc. The problem isn't that you need anything else other than Jesus, but it's that you are not content. You can gain the whole world, but you still won't be happy! Happiness doesn't come with riches, but it comes with being content. Don't believe me? I've heard of several rich people that weren't content with what they had, they weren't happy.

Let's look at Elvis Presley, this was a man with the whole wide world in his hands. Elvis had cars, homes, money, popularity and everything, but he still wasn't happy. How do we know he wasn't happy? He resorted to drugs! Many celebrities/rich people do this very same thing. They thought they wanted riches and fame and then when they got it, they wanted something else. If you're not content with what you are given then you will never be happy with what you have. Some of you not only have Jesus Christ, but you also have a great family and you still want more... what you don't realize is that you have it all. What if one day your family was taken away? Would you be content just to have them back? I've lost several family members one of which was my dad and I'd be content just to have him back in my life, even though I wasn't content when he was living. I appreciate him a lot more now that he's gone and that's really sad. I am content with Jesus and the people I have left in my life... I hope you are too!
What can we do if we're not content? The most important thing we can do is pray and think about all the things that we have and what we would do without them. What does it mean to have the whole world and to be without Jesus and those you love? It means nothing! We need to realize what's important in life and when we see what is really important and we're content with it... then when we don't really care if we get more or not we will be blessed with even more. Being content and thankful are some of the most important things in our walks with God. Once we're content and thankful then it's going to be practically impossible for Satan, to rob us of our joy!
Prayer: "Our Loving Heavenly Father, thank you for this message and for all things. Please forgive us of all our sins and we forgive all those who've wronged us. Please help us to be content with only you and the things and people that we currently have. Bring us closer to you. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."
Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you.