16-03: Money is great…but love is greater

Money is great…but love is greater

Quote
It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy. ~George Lorimer~

Meditation
Certainly, we all desire to have at least some measure of comfort and enjoyment resulting from the work of our hands.  But don’t allow yourself to become so consumed with material success and achievement, that you lose sight of life’s true riches.  Take time to fully consider the things which bring real meaning to your life, and you will find that they are never those which can be bought.

Thought for the day
Rest assured that for us addicts everything begins and ends with sobriety from addiction.  So while we ponder how wonderful it is not to be enslaved by our drug of choice let’s be reminded that recovery is all about proper balance.  Let’s appreciate our gifts that can make money for us, but let’s make sure that above money we value our relationship with God, ourselves and others, especially our families for as scripture tells us “what good is gaining the world if we lose our souls in the process”?

Scriptures
Happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God’s Word and life’s experiences], For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, and the profit of it better than fine gold.  Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her.  Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand are riches and honor.  Her ways are highways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast. ~Proverbs 3:13-18 (Amp)~

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.  The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all. ~Proverbs 22:1,2 (NASB)~

Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
~1 Timothy 6:6-11,17 (NKJV)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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