A couple of years ago I bought this little picture for my wall. I liked the images of the barn and sheep because we own a sheep farm. The words encircling those two images were packed full of truth. I want to take the next few weeks to share these four important words that are tools for survival and success in life.
The first part of the quote says, “The simplest things in life are the things most precious” and I agree.
It has been said that “you can’t buy happiness”. Many find themselves on a shopping spree, planning another trip, buying a bigger home, a fancy car, or a cottage on the lake. It doesn’t take long to realize that while it is fun and exciting, the monthly payments will be coming! Shopping is fun, a vacation is needed, and our cars need to be replaced. The problem is when we believe it will bring true happiness instead of the ‘simplest things that prove precious’ which bring inner peace. That is what balances it all out.
Over the years, I am found these four foundational qualities to be tested and true. It helped when life didn’t make sense, when people hurt me, when I was tired of being lonely, or when I felt God was silent. I would love you to join me as we talk about these precious words that God has gifted to us if we allow Him to lead and guide us.
We can’t buy hope, love, joy or faith. God is the one that will fill our inner most being with these qualities. With these we can face each day with His help, His promises, and His peace.
Just as God told the Israelites, He still has the same message today,
People of Isaiah, I am the holy Lord God, the one who rescues you. For your own good, I teach you, and I lead you along the right path. Isaiah 48:17 (CEV)
Will you take up the challenge to put these four important words into your vocabulary but most of all into your heart?
- Will you partner with God to let Him teach you and lead you?
- Memorize Isaiah 48:17
- Remember you can’t buy happiness.
- Think through the phrase, “the simplest things are life are the things most precious”.
YOU CAN DO THIS!
Next time: HOPE