Sunday Blessings – Mind on Things Above

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”- Colossians 3:2

It is all too easy to let earthly things blur our vision of what really matters during our short time in this world. That’s what glasses are for! Just kidding. But I actually did wear my glasses yesterday for the first time in a loonnggg time and I forgot how much clearer the world is with them. Just kidding again. My vision isn’t that bad, but glasses do help a little.

Anyway….back to my point….

We all have our weaknesses.

Mine? A frosted cupcake…ok, TWO frosted cupcakes…a perfectly fitted new pair of jeans, and a second glance in the mirror to evaluate my outward appearance. Obviously, this short list doesn’t nearly cover all of the things that distract me from my relationship with God. It is the devil telling me to eat just one more cupcake or spend more money on clothes that I don’t need. It is the devil telling me I need to put on more make up and evaluate every flaw I find with myself. But it is God who gave us the food and the clothes and our bodies to begin with.

While worldly desires can tempt us to sin, at the same time, these things can remind us of how great God is.

Food brings people together. Going out to eat is more than just a meal, it’s an event. Family dinners, at home or at a restaurant, are a display of God’s love. (Just be sure to say a prayer before you eat 😉 )

And baking all of those sinfully delicious cakes and cookies with your best friends is about more than the end result. It’s about the memories of the night in the kitchen and the quality time spent together. 

Life isn’t about what car you drive. But renting a cute little sports car for a road trip (ok, Greg might not like me calling it cute since he was the one driving) is a fun way to get from one place to another. 

So, I’m definitely not saying that God doesn’t want us to enjoy life and all that it has to offer. He wants us to be happy. But we can’t let these things come above God. Thank Him for these opportunities and thank Him with every last bite of that tasty meal.

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Blessings – Mind on Things Above

  1. You did it again! Inspired me which isn't surprising since I know you always to be 'In Spirit'! Your words are Wisdom beyond your age and 'food' for my Soul 🙂

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  2. Hey Brittany!
    What a great blog! I second your admirer; your words are a delightful and encouraging refocus on what's really important, and it's so fun to see what you're cooking up (and what satisfying lessons God continues to prepare for us through your words.) Keep it up, amiga :)!

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