Wanting More

My twin daughters were playing on a patch of bare ground in our yard. They used sticks and drew pictures in the dirt. But soon one of them drew a big line between the pictures to show which area was hers. For the next ten minutes they argued about which area was whose. They stopped having fun because they each wanted more.
Often we are like my girls. We forget what we already have and want more. Adam and Eve were thrown out of the beautiful garden because they wanted one more thing that they did not have. The Israelites rejected God’s leading and wanted to have a king. That soon led to their downfall as a nation.
In our Bible Reading, James says in verses 1 and 2, “Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that make war inside you. You want things, but you don’t get them…So you argue and fight.”
Take time today to enjoy the wonderful things that God has given you!