All the luxuries that we gain in this life are all vanity. What does it matter if we get everything we want but lose our soul?
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, I know that my heart is still weak, when I forget to seek You and to pray. Temptations come and take me under, that I might sin. Even my passions for the things of this world is stronger when Your words are not in my heart. I forget how great is Your love, when my heart is looking to be fulfilled by the lusts of the flesh. Surely, my fulfillment is far less then when I have You in my life. Because I had distanced myself, like this in the past, I gave myself over to the things of this world. What I could gain and do was far greater than anything else. Yes, Lord, I was happy for a time, because of this, but at the same time my family suffered. Because I had to be fulfilled, they took a back seat. Oh how sorry I am for this wicked life of mine. I know that I was trapped in vanity and didn't even realize it. And what did it do for me, nothing. I was lost without You, Jesus. I am so grateful that You took me from a life like this. Thank You for coming into my life and casting out all the darkness. I was blind but can now see. I am so grateful for Your mercy. How sweet is Your forgiveness and love. May others that are lost also be restored and experience Your love. I trust in You, Lord. I love You. Amen.
Think about your life and what you have done and gained from it. Has everything brought you the happiness you were looking for? Now examine what you have enjoyed the most.
Ecclesiastes 2:9-11 (KJV)
9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:3 (KJV)
3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.