The American Dream?

The American Dream?

The American Dream???

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest for your souls…

This is something that too many Christians are completely unfamiliar with today…

Our lives are so full of “stuff” and we are so busy that we don’t know how to “come unto Him”…

Jesus said in Luke 12:15

And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.

Let’s look at this for us in America…

Our Founders put something very important into our Constitution…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The American Dream was all about “The Pursuit of Happiness”…

The original American Dream was not about getting stuff… It was about living a life free from worry and enjoying the opportunities of living in America.

Today the American Dream is a nightmare because it is no longer what it once was… It has become something completely Materialistic and for many, unattainable…

You see the definition of happiness has changed…

In the 1920’s we saw a shift towards acquiring material things or, saying it plainly; just getting more and more stuff!

We need to do what The Apostle Paul said to do in Colossians 3:1-3

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Seek the Kingdom first in all things and learn to rest in Christ…

Don’t trust in what you have materially… Trust in His Goodness and learn to live a life on Contentedness and Peace!

Frank Dupree
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