Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gimmee, gimmee, gimee


On lazy Saturday afternoons, the kids often get restless and I begin to hear, “Mom, can we go rent a movie?” Or, “Can we run down to the store and buy some treats?” Once in the store, the materialistic spirit takes over with requests for new toys, new books, items that so-and-so has or special snacks that we don’t usually keep around the house. Gimmee this, gimmee that…


I understand where they are coming from since I have a long wish list myself of items I would love to add to my home and life. Even in tough economic times, we still come from a nation with the “gimmee”s. Part advertising, part upbringing, and part human nature, we are never quite content with what we have but always longing for something a little bit more. Or maybe I just speak for myself today – I struggle with the peaceful contentedness that the apostle Paul claimed to know. Even if the glass of life is 95% full, I have a tendency to look at the 5% of emptiness and wish for more.


Read the rest of my devotion at Laced with Grace today (just click on the button above).


2 comments:

Kathy S. said...

Heather, I don't know what my problem is...but I click over there and your story is nowhere to be found. The date on the top devo was Mar 25th. Maybe I can check back tomorrow. Last time this happended to me, so I dunno...

I am with you on the challenge of contentment. I think I struggle with it less now that I have my shop and the kids are older. I wonder if it has to do with age~lol

rob & shirley said...

Just what I needed to hear today! Thanks for blessing me and reminding me that ALL I need is Jesus!

Love Ya,
Shirley