We must be careful what we set before our eyes to desire. Sometime ago, I quit watching some of the home programs as I was becoming dissatisfied with the lovely home which we have. More recently I have begun to toss all catalogs, without perusing them, we have more than enough. Even going grocery shopping has changed. I buy what we need for the week and nothing more. There are some staples in the pantry, but not hoarding stuff.
As I read Psalm 73 in the middle of this night…I began to remember that the birds of the air are fed and the lilies of the field are clothed. Two longtime friends have habits which I really enjoy. One posts pictures of lush plant life in Florida and the other posts pictures of the most beautiful birds in the world. They remind me that we have all we need, when we have Jesus in our life. God is my strength, my portion of great goodness, my heart’s desire.
Psalm 73:1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
16 When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.
21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.