Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Purge….

So, I am frequently amazed by how God works.   Today my Bible Study was on Genesis 13 5-13.  Now this particular passage talks about Abram and Lot going their separate ways because they just have too much stuff for them to share the land they are on.  Verse 6 says “But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great.”

Now, here is the thing.  There is SO MUCH in this passage of scripture you can take away, but you know what I got from it?  It was like God was yelling it at me…

I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF.

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Now, to be fair, our closet looks like this because this is where I “hide” stuff to be out of sight. Still, its a lot of stuff, eh?

I have thought this before.  Normally I go out and by more stuff to organize my stuff.  You all are smiling right now because you know that this is SOOO TRUE. 

I have stuffitis, and if I let Lot be my Biblical example, I need to purge. 

Lot ended up leaving the lead of his uncle Abram for greener pastures.  He takes his stuff and moves closer to Sodom, and we all know what happened to Sodom.  Funny thing is Lot knew Sodom was evil, he just didn’t care.  I wonder how different the story would be if Lot had told Abram he wanted to stay with him, and that if his stuff was an issue he would get rid of it. 

I know my stuff is an issue.  We have too much of it, and it is seriously taking my time away from things that are important.  God is telling me to LET IT GO.   

So, in the next couple of posts I will be purging.  Some of it will hurt (like getting rid of some of my books), some it will be nice (like getting rid of some of Jeff’s action movies), and some of it will make no difference (why did I buy all this tupperware again?). 

Join me, if you dare. 

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Amber1

4 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your article today. I realized that we need to purge as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is the perfect time of year to get rid of stuff and maybe even bless others!

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  3. Oh, I can so relate! I'm in the middle of purging myself. I'm listing my stuff on eBay and using the money for Xmas and birthday gifts!

    And I never thought of that particular Bible verse in that way. With your permission, I'd like to use this concept for my MOPS newsletter. (I'm the Publicity Coordinator and write two newsletters a month along with our blog)

    Good luck with that purging!

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  4. Hi! I just discovered your blog! I really enjoyed this article, and I could soooo relate. I am constantly struggling with 'stuff'...we homeschool, and I have my own ventriloquist business, not to mention life in general. God has really been dealing with me, too. I feel what you feel..thank you for sharing this scripture and your thoughts on it.

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