Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Grass Withers... Words of my Heart by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

“All people are like grass and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.  The grass withers and the flowers fall,  because the breath of the Lord blows on them.   Surely the people are grass.  The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:6-8

Terry often says we are only caretakers of what we have in life. We really truly never own anything for eternity... it is only for our short lifetime.  

We all are guilty of collecting possessions. We seem to have the mentality of who has the most wins at the end.  No one wins.  Possession bring responsibilities and with responsibilities comes 'tired and weary' as you continue to make more money to buy more 'possessions'. 

Life is not about our possessions. Life is not about the physical here on earth. Life is about the giving... and to find the path to harmony and peace with the blessings of inner joy, you must find your way back to Him.  (Cleaning out 60 years of living from my FIL's house several years ago was an awakening. We truly do not need everything we have and most of what we buy.)

I challenge you this holiday season to do something unexpected for someone you do not even know. Have you ever left a large tip to an over worked waiter or waitress? Or quietly picked up someone's tab you do not even know but you could tell it would benefit them either by the surprise or the need?  If there is a family in need with this recession, think about groceries, toys for the kids and box somethings up and mail them without a return label.   Take extra groceries to a nearby food bank, or drop new toys off to a charity.  In your piles of possessions could you part with one of your most favorite passing it onto someone else?  

It is so much more fun when you let God take the full credit.  Talk about inner joy, it will make you giggle.

Words of my Heart, Laurie
A Texas Artist Laurie Pace 

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