I am often blown away by my selfishness. I am such an American. I want what I don’t have and I cant imagine life with out it. I am eager to find some thing to satisfy my desires. But nothing seems to quench my thirst.
On a daily basis I see people spending money on things that they believe will give them happiness. Things that will bring them joy. But question is does it? Does it bring joy? DO material things bring joy? Does a new hat by Ed Hardy bring joy? Does a Christmas ornament bring Joy? Do new Kick’s bring joy? No, because the Hat gets sweat stains on it and you don’t want to wear it anymore. The Ornament gets broken. The Kicks get dirty. Nothing that we “own” brings us joy. Just disappointment.
The only thing that can bring us joy is God! John 4:13-14 says “Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’”
God is the joy giver. Can you imagine being like a spring bursting forth because of the Joy you have in your heart! I pray to the holy Father that he gives me this Joy daily! Show me in your word your Joy and quench my thirst for Real Joy! And give me a sour taste for the Material things!