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Rick and Jonathan talk about how mainstream and biblical topics mix in today’s world. This a discussion from several different angles that will make you think about the Bible like you never have before! Sign up for the “CQ Rewind” free written transcript of each episode at our website.
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Are Your Treasures Really Worth Treasuring?
5 days ago
Think about your life for a moment. Think about those things, people, places, experiences and memories that are most precious to you. The few thoughts that top this list are in all likelihood some of your greatest treasures. Now, think again about your life for another moment. Think about the things, people, places, experiences and memories that you obsess about – the images that you replay again and again in your mind that go ‘round and ‘round on that insatiable loop of conditioned and driven brain activity. The obsessions that top this list are in all likelihood your treasures as well. Kinda disturbing, isn’t it. So, what do we do about it? How do we learn to isolate and diminish those things which we cherish but hurt us? How do we instead focus on and appreciate those items that bring true honor, blessing and joy?
So, what makes something a treasure? The most valued things in life have three basic characteristics: First they are in some way attractive. They draw our attention because of how they look or feel or sound, or because of what they do or how they make us feel. The second feature of our treasures is that they represent personal value. They mean something special or are worth something of personal significance. They fill a void, create a distraction, stimulate a thought or stir a memory. Lastly they represent a measurement of wealth. They command time or attention or space or concern.
What is most valuable to us, by definition, also holds power over our lives. We build our thinking, our emotions, our physical space and our time around that which we deem valuable. You might be thinking, “I hate my job, but I have to spend half of all my waking time there!” The very next question might be, where do your thoughts wander to during your job? What do you do after your job? Our truest fortunes are found in the places our minds gravitate to. For many of us this might be depressing, as it is easy to find ourselves lost in compromising and even unhealthy mental mazes. As uncomfortable as this might be to acknowledge, it is a necessary exercise if we are to honestly audit our personal treasures to see their true value.
Many agree that the most precious thing in life is time. If our treasures can either enhance or detract from using our time, we should know that. It would make sense to invest a measured amount of it into knowing what is valuable and what is not. Check out our March 19,
Rated 5 out of
Best Christian Talk Podcast. Period.
I've been listening to this podcast since 2009. Love the 3 dimensional discussion they bring every week. They take a look at biblical topics from the Christian, mainstream, and neutral points of view and how it applies to today's world. Plus, they're not afraid to address controversial topics that other religious talking heads may shy away from. Look forward to more episodes!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of
This is a great podcast for anyone interested in an easy to listen to and understand Bible study. Everything is broken down into understandable relate-able pieces and it has brought me into a closer and deeper relationship with God. I highly recommend this podcast!
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of
Inspiring and thought provoking
This program is so inspiring and helpful. Every show is scripturally based and so practical to my life. I never miss it.
Date published: 2018-03-02