Everything that can be counted doesn’t necessarily count; everything that counts can’t necessarily be counted. ~Albert Einstein~
Too often, we measure our sense of self-worth or success by material possessions, or that which can be seen with the natural eye. The most important and lasting treasures in life are not "things", but the people whose lives we have touched, and those who have touched ours in a lasting way…ways in which no one could ever measure. Purpose to serve the needs of others, and you will most certainly find the real riches in life.
Thought for the day
If you are one of those who is forever chasing the Jones family to keep up with the latest electronic gizmos, mountain or lake homes, cars or chic neighborhoods or if you are one of those who gets his/her self esteem met by business successes and excesses remember this; There is no amount of success outside the home that can make up for failure in the home! Love your God and your spouse and kids above all else!
‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’~Exodus 19:4-6 (NIV)~
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
~Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT)~
For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. ~Galatians 5:13,14 (Amp)~