Things of Value

 

Lately I have been thinking about things that I value and realizing just because I have something doesn't mean it's of any value to me. Most of the time we spend more time on the things that have no value to us or our life. The things that should be of most value to us get neglected the most like our children, our marriage, and our friendships. We just take them all for granted.

I can remember being a child and hearing my grandma and mom saying, "It doesn't matter if the house is dirty, you better make time for your kids, especially if they are sick." I can understand that now that I have children of my own. The same can be said for your marriage. Just because you are married doesn't mean to stop working on your relationship with your spouse. If you value it and think it's important, then you will continue to put in the effort to keep it strong. Once you stop working on the valuable things, the value will start to decrease without you even knowing it. You could almost lose the things important to you...or it could be too late to fix them.

We can take that one step further with how we value God. We show God how much we value Him by how much time we spend with Him, praying or by spending time in His word. There are times when I feel ashamed because I know I am capable of giving Him more of my time than I do.  If we stop and really think how much God values us, who are we to deny Him? He sent His only son to die on the cross just for us. It doesn't get more valuable than that.

Make sure you are making what's valuable to you top priority in your life and don't take it for granted.

~Michelle Parrish

 

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