Yesterday, I told my brother what I was going to post, but I think I'm going to lie to him, and change my decision
My topic today is: The memories we cherish indicates what we value in life.
The word cherish conveys the idea of treasuring some object, person or idea. Whether money, a wife, or a memory, it shows what we value. I think that this idea I'm trying to bring across is based on the passage in the Bible "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
So, I take this idea and look at my "treasure box" of memories and see what I find. Memories I cherish are:
1. Long talks with Nate about philosophy and life.
2. Long talk with my dad about looking for a mate
3. Walking on a hill behind Borders, looking over Eau Claire late at night with friends B and C
What does this say about me? I like friends and philosophy. The problem is not that I like those things, they are morally neutral and can even be positive. The problem I see is none of my memories are related to Christ. I think I need to approach my devotions and Sunday worship services with a mindset that what I'm reading, what I'm hearing, is worthy of cherishing to the same degree that I cherish memories of my friends. I don't think automatically I'm going to start to have a life-changing attitude and automatically become a super-Christian. I'm not expecting that, but I think after 10 years of approaching church, God's word and prayer in a "treasure hunting" mindset, I will see dramatic improvement in my relationship with God. I hope so anyways.
And no, I didn't get this idea from my hero, C. S. Lewis.