I absolutely love my pastor. I learn so much from him every sermon he preaches/teaches. I love the fact that he doesn't talk down to you or talk at you. His messages are chocked full of good little bits of information that more than not, hit home.
This Sunday, alot of what he said made complete sense and smacked me right between the eyes.
If you think that getting out of debt and having a bigger bank account will be the answer to happiness, you're wrong. Getting out of debt is a good thing, but your happiness comes from God not money.
Our wealth is not measured by our bank account. In order to be a wealthy person, read your Word daily and apply what you read to your life.
Just because you are getting older doesn't mean you are getting smarter. Your "smartness" comes from reading and applying the Word.
We should not value our things above people. There is nothing we have that should be so important that we wouldn't be willing to give it away.
Sometimes we are too tired or "sick" to go to church, but never too sick or tired to something we really want to do.
We have all heard the saying.."The grass is always greener on the other side." Could it be that there just happens to be more "fertilizer" on that side. We must learn to be content in where God has placed us in this season of our lives. Contentment comes from being comfortable with what God has given us. It's up to us whether we are going to live a contented life or not.
These are just a few of the little nuggets I picked up from my pastor on Sunday.