“A life devoted to dead things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.” Proverbs 11:28 (The Message)
How much of my life is devoted to things that won’t last? We buy, purchase, consume things that eat up time that can’t be used for eternal things. But ALL of our time can’t be spent on that which is not of earth. God wants us to enjoy beauty and art…but most humans just live FOR THAT.
“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord…. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they go right on producing delicious fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)