Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My thoughts for the week...
Last night I went shopping. I love to go shopping as I sure many of you do. It is always fun to get new things. I had to exchange a pair of jeans at JC Penny's and so while I was doing that I saw on a rack a sign advertising shirts for $2.97. $2.97!?!!? Are you kidding me!?! Well, of course I had to go look.. then all of a sudden I was in the dressing room trying on probably half a dozen different tops. I settled on only two, knowing that I really didn't need to be spending money.. even if it was such a good deal. The rest of the evening though I felt very dissatisfied.. I still wanted more. (might I add I had just been shopping w/ my mom and bought a pair of jeans and 2 shirts that weekend)
I look around at work and see people in all of their cute "work" outfits.. I want more work outfits.
I go to other peoples houses and see all of their nice furniture/ cute decorations... I want new furniture and decorations.
I see on all the food blogs that I read all of these fancy kitchen gadgets and platters... I want new things for my kitchen.
I want.. I want... I want...
After my shopping trip I spent some time in Borders reading my Bible. I came across these verses...
"Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one's life is not in the abundance of his possessions."
"But God said to him, You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you and the things you have prepared- whose will they be? That's how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God"