Everything was so simple. Along the way, we face bigger and bigger challenges. Maybe we are stress now, because the demand is higher and it demands us to think harder on how to cover up out living cost. This feast discusses about on how we can have a -less stress more joy –life.
Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Treasures represents something that is very valuable and important so that we are willing to sacrifice everything for it. The question is, what is our treasures? Since in the verse above, it mentions that your heart is where your treasure is. That is why it is important for us to define our core.
Core is something deep (deepest) within our heart because core drives people in doing something. For example, if our core is money, we will do everything and even willing to sacrifice everything to get it.
Simple life is an inner attitude not a set of things to do.
Simple life is an attitude, the way we think. One of it is the security blanket. Everyone has his own security blanket. It is something that makes us feel safe, worthy, and enable us to stand up among the crowds. What is our security blanket? So that when we lose it, we become unconfident, can’t do anything, lost track or even stress? Here are some security blankets that are exist in our lives:
Everyone needs money to live, but what is being discussed here, does money become your core? It seems we don’t need someone else as long we have money. We feel secure when we have money and we can do everything because we have it.
What is our position now? Does this position make us feel secure? What if we lose our job? Can we still joyful and grateful to God? Can we live normally like nothing happens?
For some people, beauty is everything. Even, some women think that men look for beautiful women. Women feel secure when they are acknowledge beautiful by others. This world imposes so many beauty standards for people, and when they can’t meet this expectations people feel insecure and unhappy.
We are happy when we have spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend. Our partners make us feel secure, happy and accepted by our friends.
Make God’s Love Your Core.
The only security blanket /core in our live must be God. When we make God our core, then we will be able to see His promises prevail in our lives.
Speaker : David / Writer, Translator and Editor : Mei Ling