So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple. Luke, Chapter 14, verse 33.
I spent all day yesterday packing up my classroom. My husband has taken a job in a state that we had previously lived in. I thought it would only take a few hours to finish packing, but it was when my husband and I finally pulled away from the school.
I was amazed because I had given so many teaching resources away during the year and still had so much stuff. One of the teachers came by and made a comment about how I should get rid of all the stuff. I was appalled with the idea. I couldn’t get rid of all my stuff. It was important to me!
The stuff in my life becomes too important and gets in the way of my relationship with God. I would hate for Jesus to tell me that I couldn’t come to heaven to be with Him because my stuff had become more important than He was.
I had to come back and add this to what I had written this morning. My husband came home and I was preparing to paint the bathroom before we put our house on the market. I said something about taking all my paint to our new house so I can try my hand at sponge painting the next house we buy. He said it would take too much room and we can get more paint after we move. I got upset with him for even thinking of getting rid of it. Then I realized that I hadn’t learned very much from writing about this earlier. I was still having a hard time letting go of stuff!
God had perfect timing by having me deal with this particular passage right now. It wasn’t one week earlier or a month later. It was the exact same day that I am having stuff withdrawal issues. Isn’t it wonderful that God could time this so precisely? He knows as well as I do, I really need to continue to work on this one!!!!!
Here are some related passages:
*In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember
Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Luke, Chapter 17, verses 31-33.
*Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. Matthew, Chapter 24, verses 17-18.
Because this an example of how I’ve applied these Bible passages to my life, it doesn’t necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passages. Debbie
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