People of Walmart


Don’t you just love watching people at Walmart? Or going onto the peopleofwalmart.com site to see pictures of those who have thrown dignity out the window? I am a people-watcher by nature, so I’m constantly observing. Something stood out to me today – a man with a t-shirt with the word “LUST” on it. 

Lust is not just sexual. Dictionary.com defines it also as “a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually followed by for): a lust for power.” How many of us are mastered by cravings? Sweet tea? Desserts? Women? Men? Money? Nicer houses? Nicer cars? 

I’m not sure why the man was wearing this shirt, but it provoked this thought. If there is anything that you crave more than pleasing the Lord Jesus, it’s wrong. Call me narrow minded if you will, but God does not share the throne of your life. Jesus said in Matthew 6 that “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Where is your heart? If it’s in the wrong place, it’s never too late to change!

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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