Friday, July 23, 2010

You Can't Take It With You

These words circle my mind the past few days as Matt & I are realizing that we still have six-hundred dollars to save before our move out to Utah. Needless to say, that cash isn't going to appear in two weeks (especially when we're living paycheck to paycheck). So...it's time to sell everything. Literally.

It frustrates me that life is so dependent on money. How is it that in order to for us to live a productive and honest life, we have to sell all our "large" belongings so that we can go to a place where Matt can work for money? It's ironic, really.

I keep going back to Matthew 6:25, where Jesus tells us to not worry about the things of this world. To not hold on to status, belongings or the things we deem important according to the World's standards. But, to focus on the Kingdom; to live like the birds and the flowers...without want or need to belong to anything other than the Lord's fold. Straight up brings tears to my eyes...

So yes, I'm struggling. Two weeks and we're short money and I'm scared. Sometimes scripture doesn't feel like enough...and yet it brings enough hope to know we're going to be okay. We've done this before. We can do it again. God has a way of reminding us just how important it is to see Him...and those he has called us to love.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is no life more important than food and the body more important that clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?"
"...But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

*The honesty in this post is humbling...but it needs to be shared. I know we're not the only one's who will go through this.

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