What can you not live without?

What can you not live without?

Years ago on Oprah they asked people what they could not live without.  One lady said that she could not live without her George Foreman grill.  I thought that was hilarious.  I did not have a George Foreman grill at the time so I could not relate to her attachment to her grill.  I now own one so I understand what she was talking about. I can think of a couple of things in my house that I would not want to live without – my Dyson vacuum cleaner and my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.  If they broke today I would go out and replace them. If someone broke into my house and threatened to take my Dyson I would tell them they could take my children but not my vacuum cleaner!  Not really, but I do love my Dyson.

It made me think, what can I really not live without?  I could replace mixers and vacuum cleaners, but relationships are priceless.  I would not take anything for my relationship with my husband and children.  My relationship with my family is something I value highly.  Relationships with friends are also something that I treasure.

More important than our relationships with family and friends, is our relationship with our God.  Psalm 73:28 says, “But as for me, it is good to be near God.”  We serve a God who desires a relationship with His people.  He is a God who invites His people to come to Him.  James 4:8 says, “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”  What a great promise!  Because of the blood of Jesus we are able to approach God and have a relationship with Him.

Psalm 84:2 says, “My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”  Do you feel that way?  Is your relationship with God something you value enough to give up other things to pursue it?  Will you give up time to spend with Him?  Will you pursue a relationship with God above all things?   Are you willing to place your relationship with God above every other relationship in your life?

How much do you value your relationship with God?