Daily Delight

Thursday, February 1, 2018

It was the summer of 2013, I was preparing to take a giant leap of faith. I was about to leave everything behind and live in a foreign land as a missionary for 6 months. As I packed up all of my belongings, I thought to myself, "Why did I buy this?" Everything that I carefully wrapped and placed in a box at some point used to be something brand new and treasured. All of the stuff I had accumulated over the years brought me some form of temporary comfort and happiness. But everything I held tightly was slowly being loosed from my grip. The Lord was beginning to show me that in life, all He needed was a willing heart, a vessel for Him to work through and use, there was no need for all of my temporary stuff. 

Unfortunately, it's easy to get lost in the sea of materialism; to tighten our grip on our material blessings to feel secure. In the age of social media, we need to be very careful about what messages we absorb. Social media can inflict some very damaging lies to the heart. We can get sucked into thinking having more is being more; but sisters, we are more than the clothes we wear, we are more than the size of our bank accounts, our house and the number of followers we have on social media. 

The Bible tells us, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21, NIV). There is nothing wrong with enjoying all of the wonderful gifts God has given us, but the ranking of it on our priority list says a lot about where our hearts are. 

What do we think about most throughout the day? What is it that we can't live without? 

I can assure you there is nothing more important on this earth than our relationship with Jesus. 

{photo: @stephespineli}

About the Author

Maneesha Grace Manuel

Maneesha is a 30-something writer and encourager. She has a passionate desire and joy to serve the Lord through her writing and by loving others. Her story proves that Jesus can completely change a life and make beauty from ashes. Maneesha's hope and prayer is to empower women through God's Word. Her joy of writing sprinkled with her love for Jesus isn't just a hobby, it's something she feels called to do.

You can find Maneesha's blog here and her Instagram here.


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