|Blue pottery operates like a magnet to me!|
Remembering this statement by a blogger friend, I passed up several other goodies: You're building a wardrobe and furnishing a home not opening a museum. (Vintage Vixen)
I frequently need to remind myself that I'M NOT OPENING A MUSEUM...and of what Jesus said! Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. (Matthew 6:19-21, The Message)
Dr. Warren Wiersbe warns: "Materialism will enslave the heart (Matt. 6:19-21), the mind (Matt. 6:22-23) and the will (Matt. 6:24). We can become shackled by the material things of life, (when) we ought to be liberated by the Spirit of God.
If the heart loves material things, and puts earthly gain above heavenly investments, then the result can be only a tragic loss. The treasures of earth may be used for God. But if we gather material things for ourselves, we will lose them; and we will lose our hearts with them. Instead of spiritual enrichment, we will experience impoverishment."
Heavenly Father, show me how to use the treasures of earth for You.
Keep me from being shackled by them.
Thank You for the beauty in Your creation
and in the works of these (unknown) potter's hands.
Help me remember I'm not opening a museum here! Amen.