“There is within the human heart a tough fibrous root of fallen life whose nature is to possess, always possess. It covets “things” with a deep and fierce passion. The pronouns “my” and “mine” look innocent enough in print, but their constant and universal use is significant…
They are verbal symptoms of our deep disease. The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one root lest we die. Things have become necessary to us, a development never originally intended. God’s gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.”
Wow… do I do that? Do I allow God’s gifts to take the place of God? As I look at my past post, I can see that I have posted about this before. I have talked about how easy it is for us to settle into our lives and not fight for anything other than God’s gifts. Our toys that are acquired (big kids and small kid toys.)
God, please help me to not place Your gifts ahead of You. I love and cherish You… not the things You have given me.