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Stuff Getting in Your Way?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In Matthew 6:19, He said, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."

In Luke 12:15, He said, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."

Jesus wasn't into "stuff" was he? I don't believe He ever said possessions are bad, or that giving each other gifts is wrong. But He did warn us that our stuff isn't as important as we think it is.

Too stuffed? Too much stuff? Got STUFF to do? I include the scriptures to remind myself that stuff is getting in my way of healthy living. A few of my issues when dealing with healthy living include: planning for eating healthy, making time for exercise when I'm not already instructing at the gym, and being disciplined enough to read my Bible every day. I've got STUFF to do...or I'm cleaning/organzizing my stuff...or I'm just stuffed with reasons not to do what is healthy and wise.


Lord,
THank you for creating me for your purpose. I want to be pleasing to you. I really need to declutter the stuff. As I pack away the Christmas Stuff, help me remember Jesus's teachings about relationships/people and LOVE. As I do all the stuff I need to do, keep my eyes on healthy, planned choices instead of spontaneous spoilers. I don't want to be too busy with Stuff not to hear YOU. Amen

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  • COUGARFAN32
    I absolutely love this blog! Thank you so much for sharing, I really needed to hear that today! Love ya girl!
    3661 days ago
  • O0MRS_LYTLE0O
    Thank you for this blog. It was actually an eye opener. It had nothing to do with the diet specifiacally. It really could apply there too though. :) I have been focusing so much on what STUFF I can get... what STUFF would make my family and my kids happier, I realise I really need to focus on what really matters! Thanks again!
    3669 days ago
  • YIGOBUTTERFLY
    Wow did I need this blog! I have too much junk (stuff) and am having trouble getting rid of it.

    Thank you!

    Jane on Guam
    3670 days ago
  • COURAGE40
    Thanks too for the great reminder. SALE SALE SALE always calls my name. I think I must get it because I'm not sure when its going to be "affordable" Not trusting in God. I know he has been very good to me. All I have is all I need.
    3671 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7475917
    Thank you so much for this reminder. The part that really spoke to me was in your prayer, and i quote, "keep my eyes on healthy, planned choices instead of spontaneous spoilers".......me too!

    God Bless you, love having you for my dear spark friend and I wish you the happiest, healthiest New Year..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3671 days ago
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