Whose House?

Kommern Freilichtmuseum, July 31, 2013 003This is my house, yet still not mine.

My heir will own it for a while.

And soon the third comes to reside,

Then when he’s done, gets dragged outside.

The fourth and fifth, too, don’t stay long.

Tell me, to Whom does it belong?

 

(I adapted this poem from German.
A great reminder that we really don’t own anything.)

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“Father, remind me that it all belongs to You. 
Show me how to bring You glory
with all that You have entrusted me with.

Thank You for allowing me to be Your steward.”

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Kommern Freilichtmuseum, July 31, 2013 002

“for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.
Psalm 50:10

21 responses to “Whose House?”

  1. Such wisdom in that poem, to help us refocus on what’s important. Thank you for sharing, Heidi. i also love your comment to omtatjuan above: “I believe we own the things that are invisible … faith, hope, and most of all love.” Invisible, yes, but supremely valuable!

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    1. Thank you Nancy, for your kind comment. It is hard to stay focused on the soul and the unseen things. But God is good to show us how … if we ask 🙂

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  2. God bless you for sharing Heidi.

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    1. Thank you, Emerald … Blessings to you as you continue to share Him 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the great reminder. We should always hold our things losely in our hands–trusting God for what He wants us to hold or give up, and knowing always that it’s all His.

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    1. Thanks Stephen, for your comment. Blessings to you as seek to know what to hold on to and what to give up 🙂

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  4. Heidi, you have such an amazing gift. Thank you, Sweet Friend, for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you, Skye … thanks for your gift of encouragement!

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  5. So true. We get all bunched up about ‘ownership’ – or lack thereof. A good reminder that all we gather in this life is sooner or later left to someone else! Only what we have done for god’s glory will last…

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    1. You are right, Melody … you remind me of a quote by Jim Elliott “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
      Blessings to you, sister!

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      1. Thanks Heidi! Jim Elliott was a wise and incredible man – great quote. I didn’t realize it was attributed to him. I like it even more now!

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  6. Great poem, and I love the Psalms verse! God bless you.

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    1. God bless you, Benetta … you bless me with your encouragement.

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  7. Beautiful stewardship poem!

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    1. Blessings to you, dearest Rene, as you seek to steward well 🙂

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  8. I live in the house my father left me. I say I’m just the caretaker. Yes I pay the insurance and taxes but what truly do we own?

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    1. You are so right, omtatjuan …I believe we own the things that are invisible … faith, hope, and most of all love. Have a faithful, hopeful and lovely day 🙂

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  9. I do not know. Whose is it? I’m dying to know.

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    1. It belongs to the Lord 🙂 … just like everything! … this poem is a depicted in German on a plaque, mounted in my parent’s home. Thanks much for reading, Rosemary!

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    1. Thanks Liana, you are a blog-blessing 🙂

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