One morning, I woke up in a jolly mood, jollier than usual. As I picked out some clothes to wear, I was interrupted at least ten times by my two littles. One was wanting a hug (yes, she asks for a million hugs a day). She is my little cuddle girl.
She wanted her vitamin gummies. She wanted to brush her teeth. My son wanted to know when we were going to workout. He wanted to know when we were going to the post office. Goodness, I think he even asked me why rabbits live in burrows and not on tree branches.
2. I understand that I will own material things that I like more than others, but it isn’t wise to place them in such high regard that we are put down by the loss of them.
That evening, I was reminded of this verse:“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34
“Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God, your functional savior. ” ― Martin Luther
“When anything in life is an absolute requirement for your happiness and self-worth, it is essentially an ‘idol,’ something you are actually worshiping. When such a thing is threatened, your anger is absolute. Your anger is actually the way the idol keeps you in its service, in its chains. Therefore if you find that, despite all the efforts to forgive, your anger and bitterness cannot subside, you may need to look deeper and ask, ‘What am I defending? What is so important that I cannot live without?’ It may be that, until some inordinate desire is identified and confronted, you will not be able to master your anger.” ― Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises
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