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Why Less Is More…

Please forgive my lack of new posts this week. I am busily preparing for 6 upcoming speaking events! Here is one from the archives that I am reposting.
An odlie, but goodie..

Less stuff makes us dependent on Him.

Less clutter makes us clearly see Him.

The less we have of this world, the more we can focus on Him.

Nothing here can fill us like He can….

If there were a catastrophe tomorrow, what would really matter?
Not much…except our family and Him…

There is very little we need…yet the world deceives us…making us feel we need so much….

I recently read a letter from one of our church missionaries who was serving in Japan at the time of the earthquake and tsunami.  She wrote that the Japanese people are very dependent on their material items, and when she saw all of the piles of destruction….in the end, nothing mattered.  It was merely piles of “rubbish.”

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21

Piles of rubbish.
Things that makes us feel secure. Falsely. 
Things that make us feel important. Falsely.
Things that make us feel filled up. Temporarily.

We already have SO much…we have HIM…for eternity!

I challenge you this summer, take a look around, evaluate your home and your “stuff.”
What do you truly need?

Fill up on Him…
Spend these summer days, immersed in Him, abiding in Him, using free time to see Him….

In a sunrise…
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

In children playing…
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

In Nature…
The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. Romans 8:19

See Him, even in the storms of life…the things that draw us closer to HIM, so that we realize we depend on HIM, and not this world.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more important than living for HIM.

I yearn for simplicity because it clears my mind of so many distractions that deceive me of what I am really living for….

Simple home, 
simple family times, 
simple living….

It is all I want my life to be…

So I can simply live…for Him!

Steps to reducing clutter:

1. Take one room at a time.
2. Start small.
3. Decide what you really need, and what can be a distraction from what is important.

4. Reduce clutter.  
5. Spend time with the Lord.
When clutter is reduced, you feel more peaceful and you are less stressed. 
Less to take care of, means more time for family, friends, and the Lord!!
So I challenge you this summer to reduce clutter and focus more on the Lord.  Write me and let me know what you are doing, and how you are doing it.  Let’s share ideas.  Visit the facebook page and comment there as well!  I will pray for each and everyone of you!

Let’s do it…Let’s simply live…for Him!

Don’t forget if you are looking for homeschool encouragement this summer, Jamerrill Stewart (Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling) and I will be your hostesses at Simply Led- A Day out on the Park With Spiritual Refreshment for the Homeschool Family.   Visit our facebook page for more info or our website.

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