Nothing Else Matters

When we look over our lives and the things we have attained……Nothing else matters. 


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Success of having a house, the glorious career, increase in wealth, college degrees, where you stand amongst your colleagues, and peers, spouse and children do not matter if you don’t have Jesus. The same applies even when we have less or not at all.

 

Above all else having Christ Jesus is the greatest, most treasured and valuable asset you could ever have in your life and He should matter the most. What we attain beyond having Him are just additional blessings.

 

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:15‭-‬18 NKJV


We live here on this side of heaven temporarily. It’s not our permanent dwelling nor the treasures that we store up and collect here on Earth. Do we truly realize the importance of how we place people and possessions in relation to our lives? Greatest to the least.

 

It’s something to think about and process. Dare I say that the order of what we think is most important in our lives should be switched around? Indeed I do.

 

Believe me when I say that I love my husband and children and all that the Lord has given me but I am nothing without Him. All mankind will perish (unless you’re swept up when He comes back) and every treasure rotted out or forgotten but our relationship with the One who saved us from perishing is eternal.

 

How wonderful that is to know and live out. Our hope, faith, joy and fulfillment is found in God alone. It does not matter how much we try to build, grasp, achieve and succeed at if He is not the center of it all. Every hole that’s empty we will always try to fill up to make us feel better and bring a sense of completion and yet we are not ever full. This is how we humans are. Never full, never satisfied UNTIL we come into realization that we have it all, we have EVERYTHING we could ever need once we place the King of kings and the Lord of lords first and foremost in our lives.

 

May today’s thoughts and God’s truths speak volumes into your life. Ask Him to help you prioritize the order of your living for you cannot fail. What you will be is full, satisfied and successful in Him. Stay in the Holy Word, prayed up, extending a helping hand and loving others all of your breathing days.

 
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. II Corinthians 9:8 NKJV

Nothing Else Matters But Jesus 



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4 thoughts on “Nothing Else Matters

  1. Amen! I’m not sure what God is trying to tell me today, let me first tell you about my day and you’ll see what I mean.
    Today I was at the hair salon getting my curly hair straightened, while in the chair next to me a lady was having a curly perm (I could tell by all the rods), she looks at my hair and says I love your curls, my granddaughter has hair just like you, she’s 11 and I bought her a flatiron. I sat in the chair thinking, why is it that people with curly hair want straight hair and people with straight hair want curly hair? Then I thought if God had given me straight hair, I’m sure I’d want it curly! I told this lady that I saw a girl (maybe 17-18) at the gym lastnight and her curls were so pretty, made me think good for her she’s not straightening her hair because her curls are so pretty! So I tell my hairdresser the story of people with curly hair wanting straight hair and people with straight hair wanting curly and I joked that I was going to buy a wig. She told me about a man (now a woman) who does wig tutorials, so I’m listening to her (trying not to judge anyone) and I think I’m like him in a sense, I’m wanting the opposite of what God has blessed me with, only mine is hair and his is gender. So I begin to feel ungrateful. Later I use the restroom and on the walls written “life is a journey not a destination” and I read it a few times (like it was the first time I’ve seen that expression) and I come out and I tell the hairdressers that I like what is written on the wall, I’m just passing through here, heaven is my final destination. When I go into the kitchen and I could hear this tv show on (you’ll never get what it’s about), plastic surgery! How to enhance or change your complete look, gender, being! I was like whoa! I sat and watched the show (just curious). I’m wondering why God is pointing all this out to me today? I see Terra’s message she wrote a new blog about God is all you need! The world is so busy trying to change this and that, trying to make themselves (myself included) happy, when it’s all only temporary. Jesus love is unconditional and eternal, it never runs out.
    I told the hairdresser the story of my aunt Sharon (RIP) who thought turning herself into a man would make her happy but it didn’t. See the Doctor’s made her a man but her soul was still a woman.
    I told myself this and it makes more sense now. I love making tres leches cakes, especially for my family, if I bake one of my kids a tres leches cake for their birthday, but they turn around and go to the store and buy cupcakes, bring them home, and are like man I love these cupcakes but do not touch my tees leches cake, well that would break my heart. I’ve broken God’s heart so many times and didn’t fully realize it until today.
    Thanks for sending me your blog friend, your awesome. ❤️
    karren

    • Praise the Lord in advance for whatever it is that He is showing you and telling you outside of what you’ve just shared with me, Karren! I encourage you go before Him asking for clarity just in case there is more. The stories you’ve shared about your day alongside the others has caught my attention. Praying that eyes and ears are opened and that hearts are receptive to His truths and the deceptions that the enemy can trap us in. I credit the Lord for anything I’ve written with help from the Holy Spirit. My friend, I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and sharing your heart. Gives me something to think on as I continue to be obedient to the Lord in word and deed. The upside is that when we know something after error then there’s room for change. We are all guilty of many things. It’s times like these that the Lord uses His children to speak.. to get our attention. This is encouraging so take heart. God bless you my sister in Christ. ~Terra ❤

  2. This truly helps to put things in perspective. Excellent reminder to remember to put God first and foremost in all we do.

    • I am delighted to hear this, Candace. Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. I pray that your heart stays encouraged and the light of His truths spurs you on. God bless you always.

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