Today is day 35 and our reading begins on page 180, Simplicity.
If you’ve read my blog any at all over the past two years, you know this theme is one God has been pounding on the door of my soul.
I’m naturally one that doesn’t like to part with things. And over 13 years of marriage, 3 kids and a house that holds a LOT OF STUFF – we’re overwhelmed.
We’ve made progress, yes.
But, friends – there is still SOO much.
I’m able to give more focused attention on the higher-stakes decisions in my life – the ones about parenting, marriage, friendship – when I don’t have to think hard about what to wear or how to manage all my stuff.
I want this.
I feel as though God has stirred something within me and this is the place where He is waiting on me to make the next move. I feel as though I can’t move forward in whatever ministry or dream He’s given until this is given over to Him and I let go.
I’m reminded of these verses from Jesus:
Luke 16:10-13The Message (MSG)
God Sees Behind Appearances
10-13 Jesus went on to make these comments:
If you’re honest in small things,
you’ll be honest in big things;
If you’re a crook in small things,
you’ll be a crook in big things.
If you’re not honest in small jobs,
who will put you in charge of the store?
No worker can serve two bosses:
He’ll either hate the first and love the second
Or adore the first and despise the second.
You can’t serve both God and the Bank.
You can’t hold onto all your stuff Starr – and expect to move onto the next dream. Trust God in the process of letting go.
That’s me preaching to myself.
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