I-Give (3 of 4) by Jeff Strite

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I-Give (3 of 4)
Series: I-Truths For An I-Pod Generation
Jeff Strite
Acts 4:15-37

OPEN: The past two weeks we've been talking about iPods. Ever since Apple Computers began marketing these miniature music machines in 2001 they've been a popular item with both adults and kids alike.
iPods have been marketed in various shapes and sizes and colors, and there are all kinds of different accessories have been developed to make them even more desirable. Different styles of earbuds (ear phones) cradles for them to set in so that you can play your music through hi-fidelity speakers. I've even seen a flotation device that holds your iPod and external speakers so that you can listen to your favorite music in the pool.

But the ultimate in iPod extras has got to be something called the iDiamond. Designed by Heyerdahl Jewelers out of Norway:
• The case is made of 18 karat white and pink gold and is embedded with 312 diamonds.
• The earbuds (also made of 18 karate white and pink gold) has 118 diamonds.
• Estimated cost of this item - $45,000.
• Now if you just wanted the earbuds... you could get them for a mere $6500.

Now you might ask - who would buy such a thing?
(wait for them to ask)
I don't know. I haven't a clue.
But somebody will! This is a one-of-a-kind accessory, and somebody with a lot of money will want it!

Now as I was thinking about that it occurred to me that that's the way it is with many things in our lives. I don't want this I-Diamond toy... so it wouldn't matter how much it costs - I wouldn't buy it. BUT if there's something I DO want... I'll find a way to get the money to purchase it.
• If I need a new car - I'll find the money somehow.
• Need to buy a house - I'll find the money.
• Want to go on a cruise or a trip badly enough - I'll find a way to get it done.

It just depends on how badly I want that SOMETHING
If you want something badly enough... you'll find a way to get it.

That's the way we try to operate at the church.
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