Jul 11, 2010

You can't take it with you...

I thought this post was worth sharing on both blog sites...

"Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. Though while he lived he counted himself blessed- and men praise you when you prosper -he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light o life. A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish."
Psalm 49:16-20

All my life I have heard that saying..."You can't take it with you," never knowing that is was scriptural based. What a vital scripture for us to remember, especially here in the U.S., where compared to the rest of the world we are definitely that rich man. And doubly so here is blogland with so much creative inspiration that appeals to the aesthetic.

I love to visit the blogs of so many amazingly talented women...I am inspired to make my home more beautiful because of them. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my home and latest finds with any who visit my blog, too.

The Psalm is not saying to not enjoy beauty...to not create a beautiful home...It is saying to not be overawed...It is saying that, riches without the knowledge of who the giver of all good and perfect gifts, will cause a man to perish.

I am blessed not because of where I am fortunate enough to worship God from...I am blessed because I can worship God...that I was chosen and adopted by the One True God to come into his presence whether it be here in my lovely sunroom, outdoors in his beautiful creation or from a prison cell. I am blessed because I can...not by where I am.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow...Praise Him all creatures here below...Praise him all you heavenly hosts...Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost...Amen.

In awe of Him,


I'm linked up to Spiritual Sundays,   I Owe it all to Him Retreats, Tea Time Tuesday and Gratitude Wednesday...Be sure and go over and see what beautiful things await you...


Jayne said...

Wonderful post Patty. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Apron Senorita said...

Thank you for visting my blog and for your prayers for my grandmother. It is a blessing to us. Your post about "You can't take it with you" is perfect, especially during this time.

God Bless you!
Yoli :)

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a wonderful post today. I think of this scripture often. Your blog is so pretty, it's always so nice to visit. I use to blog every day and visit everyone more often. With lots of prayers, for now I'm just blogging for Spiritual Sunday.
God Bless,

Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

Great post...and lovely blog. You are right, we are very blessed to be able to worship God. I think you are right also to say that we can enjoy beauty and create a beautiful home. Our Father is the creator of beauty, and we are just being like our dad when we create and enjoy the things He puts into our lives. Can you imagine how He must smile when He sees His children creating? The pictures of your home are lovely and I'm sure God is glorified there!

Mica said...

AMEN! This was beautiful...and your home is too! Your a beautiful person. Have a good week, thank you for the words! Mica

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Patty, Thank you so much for this wonderful truth and reminder from God's precious word!
It is so easy to get swept away with all the things one can find on blogs! This scripture should be in my mind always! It's okay to have beauty around you, but it pales in comparison to the richness we have in Christ! Now He is that perfection and beauty!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for visiting, as always this is a beautiful post and a wonderful reminder!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for your wonderful post, Patty. The beauty of things always pales in comparison to His beauty. Have a lovely week.


trish said...

I am so thankful to have read this particular post today. Thank you for sharing the word of God in this particular light. What a joy and privilege to worship the Lord! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia