This was the first song that came on my Pandora Radio this morning as I was doing some cardio, and I was loving it!
It paired perfectly with a quote from a sermon by Platt: "We don't come to God to get stuff - prosperity, blessings, etc - We come to God to get GOD!"
I have to check my heart almost every day on this issue and I fail often. But I do see a change in me and I know He is giving me more and more desire for HIM and not stuff. Living here has helped reshape my needs vs wants. I want to see my life as in the midst of a WAR for the kingdom, and this war requires the things God has entrusted me with - my time, possessions, gifts, and money.
I do want God - do you?!
Things Like You by Sanctus Real
Loving things like you has wrecked my life, made me cry Loving things like you has made me lose my mind And I can't figure out why I've been hanging on To all these things I've tried to leave behind me for so long
And I think it's time to find a better way to live my life Than loving all those things that keep me wrapped so tight
Everyone wants everyone else's eveything Some time's the more we have the less we really gain I'm tired of life and all that money has to buy Get out of my heart, out of my mind, leaving you behind
Loving things like you has left me bruised, black and blue Loving things like you has made me so confused And I can't figure out what I've been waiting on God I can't be living for things I know are wrong
Now I think it's time to write a better chapter in my life Leaving all those things that keep me wrapped so tight
Why are we obsessed with possessions here on earth? Go and take a look at the flowers and the birds God is always taking care of nature's every need And how much more important in The Father's eyes are we? I said, how much more important in The Father's eyes are we? He sees everything