[Ed begins to sing the popular country song, “Luckenbach, Texas”] “Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas, Waylon and Willie and the boys, the successful life we’re living’s got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys. We’ve been too busy keeping up with the Jones, four car garage and we’re still building on. Maybe it’s time we got back to the basics of love.” Right? Yeah, that’s it! Great song, man.
Hey, that’s a real song, because we have to get back to the basics. What are the basics for you? I don’t know. I cannot put those parameters on your life. What are the basics for me? You don’t know. You can’t put that deal on me. But for some reason we look at other people and go, “I deserve that. I need what they have.” Envy and jealousy and materialism. Just worry about you and your relationship to God.
Here’s what I discovered, there’s only one person I’m accountable to when it comes to money. There’s only one person you’re accountable to when it comes to money. God. We are spending and saving and bringing and giving before an audience of one. That’s it.
James 3:16, “For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.”
You want to live in the land of Ing, you’ve got confusion and every evil thing going on because erroneously you think you own it. So admire stuff without the need to acquire stuff.
DEVELOP AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Here’s another thing that God’s taught me. Develop this attitude of gratitude. As I said earlier, this “Yeah, God” mentality.
Romans 12:15, this is a life verse for me. I still struggle with it to deal with it. It says this, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Jr