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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday – Truly Life

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Tell those rich in this world's wealth

to quit being so full of themselves

and so obsessed with money,

which is here today and gone tomorrow.

Tell them to go after God,

who piles on all the riches we could ever manage—

to do good,

to be rich in helping others,

to be extravagantly generous.

If they do that,

they'll build a treasury that will last,

gaining life that is truly life.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 The Message

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35 thoughts:

Mylene said...

Very true! The treasures that we laid up in heaven are the treasures that will life eternally. All the things that we have here on earth will soon to pass!

Blessings!

Pia said...

how true! i know of a person who is so obsessed with money. he actually wanted to show other people how "rich" he is. yeah right! i wonder how he'll be when all these are taken away from him...

lori said...

Oh.....That's so good! Sometimes that Message translation just hit you right in the heart! Love it! What a wonderful image Karen too! Our hearts will drag on the ground if they are not in focused on the right things....LOVE it! A blessing!

peace,
lori

GlowinGirl said...

Love this verse and word-picture! If only I would really go after God the way I chase after other things . . . blessing upon blessing from Him is what I really want. Have a beautiful WFW.

Joan said...

Good post, Karen. Our sermon at church last week was based on Matthew 6 - "do not store up treasures on earth..."

So many (myself included) have tried to store up treasures here, and in today's economic times, many are suffering.

This is a timely message we can all benefit from hearing.

Blessings,
Joan

Denise said...

I love this.

Bobbi said...

Love it! Happy WFW!!

luvmy4sons said...

Amen. Great picture. Great scripture.

Missie said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

that is such a blessing thank you for your word for Wed, God bless you and stop by visit me at http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/ Lots of hugs Barbara

Kaye Swain said...

What a cute picture - I love the coloring AND the way it goes so well with your encouraging Bible verses! I especially love that last line - it is SO true. Being in Christ truly is "life that is truly life!" Thank you for a delightful Word-Filled Wednesday! :)

PS - Is that one of your sweet grandchildren? :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Tell them to "go after God."

Only in him can we find enough treasure to last a lifetime and beyond.

Chasing hard after him this morning~elaine

Amydeanne said...

love this one Karen, what a beautiful picture and what a great translation!
happy WFW!

Michele Williams said...

Amen! Thank you for sharing this much needed subject.

Deborah said...

Great message for today!

Ginger said...

Love this. So true. Love the red too.
Ginger

Michelle said...

So True! The only way to be truly happy is to Love God first and others second. That sums it up.

Mary said...

I love this..."go after God". I want to drop everything and go after God!! Great verse and pic. Blessings.

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Karen, this post speaks truth, thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Susan said...

Karen,

THIS WAS AWESOME!!! Did you do this?


Blessings to you this WFW♥

From the Heart said...

Beautiful verse and picture.

Carrie said...

What a cute shot! Love the verse, too! ;)

Cathy said...

A precious, WFW, Karen ~

Deborah Ann said...

LOVE the message. Especially that verse. Personally, I think God is better than all the money in the world...

Debbie said...

Love the heart picture Karen. And yes,the focus should be on relationship with God ...not money.

Hugs to you,
Debbie

One Heart said...

I love this verse and picture, Karen. I'm crazy about red, which you would not know from my blog because lately it's all about turquoise with me, but this is a beautiful picture.

This verse is so true. I love the Word of God.

Denise said...

Oh yes! Tell them that the love of God will fill the deepest most inner part of their hearts that long for something that their money cannot buy! Tell them......

Hey girl...... glad you like the changes I have made to my blog.. it is a bit softer........

Sending spring time blessings

Peggy said...

Blessings Karen...Ohhh such wisdom in the Word of God!!! How precious your photo! How good The Message brings us to the heart of the matter and how vividly you depicted "Life that is truly Life!" Going after God with all the gusto...all His riches far outweigh anything of this world! How timely with "taxes" due... (lol) no I meant in the times we are living! May you gain the riches and treasures that last!

(((hugs))) my friend & peace ~ Peggy

Faith Imagined said...

That picture is adorable! I love how the red pops out! And the scripture is a very good choice!

Lynda Young said...

I just found your blog. I like it very much.

God is our wealth. Thanks for the reminder :)

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Karen,

Lovely picture and verses :) This is a precious reminder that our treasure is in heaven and eternal. Take care and have a blessed week!

Warm regards,
Nancie

ozjane said...

Are we not crazy when we live as if we could take it with us.
Great reminder.

Stuff could always be worse said...

love your word filled Wednesdays

Ladynred said...

Beautiful verse! Amen

daylily777 said...

I love this post ! This is truth that we need to keep in our hearts.
Blessings,
~Myrna

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