Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious — the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.Philippians 4:8&9 (The Message)
I do obsess about stuff :: Apple... iPods... Trainers... Music... Places & Spaces and fab skinny lattes... but my obsession with this stuff is a distant second to my L O V E for my Lord... my wife... my we'ans... and the dear people God has put in my life.
I worry about promoting materialism and consumption in a world burdened with debt, exploitation and environmental danger... but I am conveying the things I dig... I am not saying :: I want... I want... I want... :: I am saying this is noble... authentic... compelling... BEAUTIFUL and you may want to check it out.
Hope this makes sense... Stuff wont save your soul :: only Jesus can do that! but, if handled correctly, it can make our lives that wee bit sweeter.
God does make everything work together in excellent harmony... and sometimes its good to take it in.