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Throughout my life, i have been "attached" to many of my possessions... A blanket, a book, a computer, a car... i allow them a certain hold on my life. Maybe because they were expensive, or maybe because they had sentimental value... But as time passes by, i lose them, or they get broken, or just become obsolete.
While i've been allowing these things to become a part of my daily life, i come to rely more and more on them... i use them more and push other things aside to make way for these things.
Have you ever heard the saying "out of sight is out of mind"? When i become so fixed on the things i can see, i forget about the things i can't see.
Now according to the Bible, the things you can't see are the things that really matter. The things that will still be around even after you die, even after your children die.

Jesus says:
Matthew 6:19-21 -- Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

And if you have never heard the story about the rich ruler, it's Luke 18:18-30. The ruler wants to know how he can get eternal life, and Jesus tells him that he must sell everything he has and give to the poor and then he will get treasure in heaven. The ruler got very sad about this... Read the story ;)
But there is a reason that Jesus had to tell the man to sell everything and give to the poor... He wasn't just being mean. It's because if 'things' are so important to you, then where is God on your list? God should always be top priority in your life... Regardless of whether you just smashed up your car or whether you just got a computer virus, or your mom finally took away your baby blanket. Things can become IDOLS to us if we start to love them. We must be able to part from them at a moment's notice; your next breath may be your last.

I John 2:17 (NIV) -- The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

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