Are You An Addict?

shopping Materialism - "the preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values."

With the holidays fast approaching we are being hammered with advertising that tells us all the things our family "must" have to make our lives "perfect". Just in case practical minded adults ignore the advertising children's entertainment is telling them what is imperative to have to impress their friends, the children in turn can pressure their parents and relatives.

And then you have all the goodies that are to make us adults feel like we live in "heaven on earth" such as HD-TV, computers, cell phones, sound systems that make you feel you are in the middle of all the action you are watching, appliances with all the bells and whistles, and the list goes on and on.

We live in a very materialistic society. Even churches feel they must compete with a materialistic world to obtain more members.

In case you disagree with me, try a little experiment by turning off all the power in your homes or churches for one week and see what happens. Would life go on as usual? Hardly!

How important are the things around you? Can you live without them? Do the things you have stand in the way of the time you spend with Yeshua?

Time is very short and when the end comes all the things you have accumulated will mean nothing towards your eternity - but your relationship with Yeshua will mean EVERYTHING!