It is so amazing to me how quickly everything can change. I thought we would be settling in here for the summer and just like that we decided no. It is a decision that came from conversations, prayer and a heart to do the right thing. A desire to follow God’s leading and let go of our plans.
My heart is longing for quiet (not the busy-ness of a RV resort in summertime!), financial breathing room and time with my family. The husband agrees and so we go!
In prep for moving the travel trailer, I’m looking at everything and deciding if I want to bring it along for the ride. A few things didn’t make the cut and they’ve already been donated or sold. Just as I’m seeking to lighten the load in the trailer, so my heart is lightened with every donation. Too much stuff weighs heavy on my soul. We are not meant to be so attached to our stuff! What some call treasures.
Matthew 6:19-21 comes to mind, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
I want Jesus to be my treasure, not my stuff. May I be willing to let go of anything that hinders in my relationship with Him. Why do we not take these verses literally? What if they meant just what they say, as in not storing-collecting-hoarding a bunch of stuff? Less can be just as filling, especially when considering that our true treasures are not things anyway. Our relationship with our LORD, family and friends are worth more than any material good!
Giving intentional effort to a financial fast is so revealing of hearts motives! How ingrained it is to buy without too much analyzing of our hearts. What need are we trying to fill? Is it something only God can truly fill? Would this purchase help us to be a good steward of our money or other resources? It’s all from God and we want to honor Him. Those are questions I’m attempting to answer more often.
May we be content in the LORD and have few wants!
Do any of the questions resonate with you? Or do you have one(s) you ask that helps guide in living intentionally? Feel free to comment here on on Facebook!
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