There will be less to clean, less to store. Less clutter. So we can help more. Jesus teaches us in Matthew chapter 6 having food and raiment, be content.
Are we shopping out of need or want? How many pairs of shoes do I need? Another sweater? Me, I know that I have more clothes than I need. Is my phone adequate, or do I need the latest phone? Or another purse? How new of a car do I need?
Jesus had nothing. Does He want me to have nothing? No. However, if I am more mindful of what I need versus what I want, maybe I will have more to give away. What do you think?
Want can lead to debt. Some debt is necessary, but maybe not all. Debt means that someone else owns part of my income and so owns part of me.
2 Corinthians 5:15 ...and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
Want to join me in simplifying our lives? What about downsizing unless you are using your extra to provide for others in some way, whether long term or short term.
Will you join me in easing their lives just a little? Maybe through a reputable charity or even anonymously to a specific family, you may know who could use some help, especially during Christmas. What does the Bible say? Check out Deuteronomy 15:7-11.
Let’s have what we need. Donate what we don’t need. It is amazing how freeing it can be. Check out this song about being simple - Simple Gifts.
Join me as I learn to be satisfied with less and happy to give more.
Words to light your path
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
1 Timothy 6:6-8 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
Heavenly Father, help us to declutter our lives so we may be freer to serve You. Amen