The Dog Debacle


I got a beautiful new pair of booties last week. Suede, crocheted ankle booties. I loved them. I had been looking everywhere for tan ankle boots and none fit me right. I finally found this pair though.....at Walmart.....for $24. They made the two outfits I've worn them with pull together perfectly. Until a dog chewed them to pieces.

I was pissed. I was furious about the fact that they were so new, so perfect, and so quickly ripped to shreds. After a couple hours of being upset, I realized how stupid I felt. They were simply a pair of boots. I can buy another or a similar pair. Owning these boots say nothing about me as a person, or my relationship with Jesus Christ.

Material items can not be taken to heaven. They say nothing about our morals, our attitude, or our hearts. I should not have gotten upset about a pair of boots.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

This week I challenge you to focus less on material items and more on your relationship with the Lord.
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Caitlin Dimmitt
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