Hosea

Come back to me with all your heart, DON'T LET FEAR KEEP US APART. Trees do bend, though straight and tall; so must we to others call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

The wilderness will lead you to your HEART WHERE I WILL SPEAK. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know.

Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

-A song inspired by second chapter of the Old Testament book, Hosea.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Attachment to God or money?

"...WHOEVER DRINKS OF THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE WILL NEVER BE THIRSTY..." ~John 4: 14.
Indeed, when man realizes the purpose for his existence, he will no longer pursue the trifles of life -- but to KNOW THE ONE WHO CREATED HIM FOR A PURPOSE.
And that is the purpose for his creation: TO PLEASE GOD AND GOD ALONE.
When he strives to please God, he is no longer a people-pleaser and a self-pleaser.
But a God-pleaser alone!
When one is a God-pleaser, he becomes a lighted object, as the moon lighted by the sun.
And people will begin to take notice of him because he is different.
Most regard him as deranged or someone as attention-seeker or even as wallet-snatcher.
But people will eventually love him, for wisdom is proved true in its time.
Time will also come when people will no longer look up to him but to the Source of his Light -- GOD.
Then, they too will become like him -- even more.
He is pleasing to God when he believes His every Word and does them; and His Words are found in the Book of Life.
Here, man's secrets are revealed -- like his secret yet familiar attachment to MONEY.
Money is the "isaacs" of modern "abrahams" -- us.
This is where we are tested everyday: If God is our God -- or if money is our God.
Or:
Can we give up money for our God -- or God for our money?
This is the gauge, the measuring stick for our leaning.
-Diary entry of 28 February 2008, 11:10 p.m., Thursday

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