Things and stuff can sure get in the way. It jumbles and messes with your head. It crowds. It multiplies and is on a mission to squeeze out God Most High.
Ever seen the show “Hoarders”? Stuff consumes people. I was looking at pictures of an upcoming estate auction and wondered what kind of intriguing life that family must have lived. Exotic pieces, extreme hats and feathers, chandeliers, oriental dishes, china, African mementoes, spanish figurines. Obviously well traveled, obvious wealth. I wonder if the things and stuff had squeezed Father God out of their lives or if it had allowed them bridges to witness, sharing His Glory?
What about your stuff Dearheart? What about your current “wants”? With every cent, every time you lay down a dime – be mindful of the purchase … Is it junk? Or does it honor? Does it share Him, or squeeze Him out?
Oooo. Ouch. I stepped on my own toes today.
Father, in the Holy name of Jesus Christ, I claim mindfulness over my spending.
And, I pray Sweetheart, that you will have mindfulness and spending clarity, and that God Most High will restore in you every part of His Spirit that has been pushed away by stuff! Amen!
‘Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.’ (Matthew 16:24, 25 HCSB)