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StumpI want to live a life that is flourishing. I really do. I can’t do it on my own though. Materialism leads to death. It is a dead life. It is a tree that is cut down and leaves nothing but a dead stump. Useless all the way around.

King Solomon challenges me to see life as God wants it lived. It is not about the outside, how I look, what I wear or what I eat. It is a dead life. Imagine a stump. It sometimes looks OK but just kick it. It evaporates into dust.

We want to have a fruitful life. Let God shape it and that is the key. God’s goal for us is to flourish. To do this we must fill ourselves with know what He wants us to do and do it.

“A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.” ~King Solomon (Proverbs 11:28)