11/29 - Early morning - Validating You

Do not let ANYTHING validate your existence more than Christ does. I've been thinking about this and I've come to realize something, sort of -- Wealth is not something I use to define or validate who I am in society, nor do I use possessions or my job, but kids. I have come to realize that having kids, to me, defines who I am and where I stand as a man -- I feel that they validate me. I need nothing else but lots and lots of children b/c only then will I be "rich." Having children has become more important to me that my relationship with Christ, so imagine how that has gone over in my life for the past few years!!

We cannot look for fulfillment in life anywhere but in Christ. We can own nothing but our love for Christ -- and even THAT is something God gives us. (I'll have to get back to you on where that is in the Bible b/c I can't remember -- I promise there is something that says this though)

I don't have a lot more to say about this right now - but I needed to get it out. I am slowly learning how little sense it makes to put my value, my stock, my worth, in life into anything but a relationship with God. He has made me who I am and is continuing too mold me into who He wants me to be. I am not there yet, but to work against this is INSANE!

Peace <><


Matthew 10:37
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;