Saturday, February 23, 2008


So, here we are in St. Louis. The truck is FINALLY unloaded and returned to its rightful place. The townhouse is crammed pack full and the basement fuller.

Good grief, people, let me warn you right now - DIVEST yourself of junk! Unless, of course, you never plan on moving plus you have a wish to really get back at your kids. If that is the case, well, then, keep all that junk you have been collecting for the past 50 years.

We have culled...and culled...and culled. Still we have too much stuff.

If we are truly called into a life of ministry, can we hold on to all this material junk and be ready to follow God's call to us? I don't see how.

Carrying around this much junk makes a person grouchy, touchy and these things are hardly conducive to a closer walk with Jesus...

So...heed this prophetic warning....Divest, divest, divest!


Jeffri said...

I went throught the "stuff purge" this past fall when I found a box of stuff I was saving for my next apartment and had just signed the lease for the third year in my current place. And I still have too many books for the shelf space I have in my little apartment! Good luck, and keep sorting and purging!

PseudoPiskie said...

I'm convinced everyone should have to move every 10 years. As part of a remodeling project, I need to get into the attic eventually. I still haven't been able to get thru all the stuff on this floor. 40 years is far too long to accumulate stuff. Stuff, stuff and more stuff. And it is still hard to part with stuff. If you can't find a convenient place for it, throw it out.

Prayers continue for you as you embark on this next part of your journey.