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Daily Devotional: Live in the Moment (Day 4)

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Living In The Moment

Daily Devotional Series - Day 4

Reading: Ecclesiastes 2:4-11

The “Teacher” describes the new American dream. What used to be the “Pursuit of Happiness” has been replaced by the “Pursuit of Things We Think Will Make Us Happy.” Building things bigger and better. Amassing things. Acquiring. Collecting. Always looking ahead to the next thing, but never happy with the current thing. Do you realize that a commercial’s job is to not only tell you how great their product is but also to create dissatisfaction with what you actually have? In the end, even after its all done, what have you really done?

“You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man. And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolization and millions of pounds. But it’s prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.” ―Freddie Mercury

My parents had the same 20” TV as their MAIN TV with a 13in in the kitchen for over a decade. In that time, TVs grew bigger, wider, and flatter. I could never understand it when I visited them. How could they watch movies on this thing?! They could afford it. While they did not have the latest and greatest, you know what they did have? Satisfaction. Contentment. That’s living in the moment with God.

Key Scripture

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33

Today’s Prayer

Giver of Life, you promise to give me all things that I need and have never failed. Forgive me for chasing after things that don’t really matter and don’t really satisfy. Help us to seek you and the things that do matter. In Jesus name, Amen.