Do you desire to grow closer to God in your Christian life? I do, but it seems as another day ends I’ve skimmed a few Bible verses or uttered a simple prayer. Maybe my day was filled with reorganizing my office, for the 10th time. Maybe a day or two of laundry: sorting, washing, drying, hanging, folding, and putting it all away. How can two people have so much laundry?
The hours of my day easily get consumed with managing stuff. I wonder how I would spend my days if I had less stuff to manage.
There is nothing wrong with having nice clothes, cars, or a beautiful big home with all the furnishings. The problem is when taking care of it all consumes most of our time. Then we should evaluate our priorities.
I’m on a mission to rid my life of unnecessary clutter because I want to spend more of my time growing closer to God and serving Him.
God blesses us with much and expects us to be wise recipients. He owns it all and we manage all He gives to us. He never intended for His blessings to own us.
We get messed up when we think we own our possessions and we ask God to bless us with more. He blesses us so we can give to those in need, not to accumulate more stuff. The more time we spend taking care of stuff is less time we have for taking care what truly matters.
Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or – worse! – stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.” The Message Bible
There is something about having order in our home that makes life more peaceful and enjoyable. And life is more peaceful and enjoyable when God is the priority, serving him and blessing others. That is how we place our treasures in heaven.
I’ve decided my office is fine just the way it is. No more shuffling Bibles around the bookshelf or moving knickknacks to another place. I’m stockpiling for heaven starting with turning on the worship music, reading these Bibles, and talking to my Heavenly Father.
Will you join me to declutter our homes so we can fill our heart with His love?
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