Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Soul Ain't For Sale


Not for sale-- what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mark 8:36-37

This Scripture dropped in my spirit the other day while getting ready for work.  I usually talk to God, entering into his gates with  thanksgiving and into his courts with praise in the morning.  It really is my only source of strength first thing in the morning.  This scripture came  to mind.  And I starting seeking God as to why he  gave me this for today and he started to minister to me that we sometimes, So many of us want to have what we want because it makes us feel good, but you know it is totally wrong for you. Whether it is material things, Relationships, Finances. We want these things so bad and we do any and everything to keep these things, and to run after these things. Once you have it then what?  Are you happy, truly happy, do you still have the money you want, or are you still wanting more? Is that person you are so desperately wanting in your life making you loose a little bit of yourself everyday?  I have noticed with my experience with family members and just people I know that women, we tend to just give ourselves at any cost at times.  As Christian women we should not so desperately want things or relationships that we loose our soul in the process.  Relationships are a big one because we want so much in relationships with people that we sometimes forget about our relationship with God.  Sometimes we don't even see that this relationship is straying us from God but it may be.  With the things you posses and the people you have formed relationships with, are they keeping you from God or moving you closer to him. I love this scripture because it get us to make an assessment on ourselves and check whether or not all the efforts we are putting into material things, Money, people is it really beneficial to us?  It is a good question to consider and an important one.   This question today may very well be a decision maker on what you should and should not have in your life.

In the end it is not worth giving up who you really are just to have temporary things. God and his standards are forever people change, money comes and goes, things fade, break and disappear. So what profits you if you gain the whole world yet lose your soul ( who you really are and what will never die)?

I pray this helps and reach each person that it need to reach today.

God Bless,
Toccara

3 comments:

  1. Food for thought! Thanks for post :D

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  2. Your Welcome! It was definately food :D

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  3. God you are amazing!!!!! One year and two days later this was for me right now at this time. Blessed be you name Oh God!!!!!!

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