Friday, October 4, 2013

Wear It Or Share It

America is a nation of hoarders. We even have a television show about it.  Does anyone even need this MANY clothes??? Throughout the Old Testament, when God's people were walking in obedience to Him, He would bless them with food, clothing, silver, gold, etc.  After awhile, they would forget about God and begin to worship idols. Then He would punish them or allow the consequences of their sin to destroy them.

We, in America, have so much. We have forgotten God and turned to our idols instead. I remember reading that in hundreds of years, if the Lord tarries, when they unearth America and find black boxes {televisions} in every home, they will think these black boxes must have been our idols. {iPhones may be considered an idol, also.}

Prosperity leads us to forget God and depend upon our wealth and things instead of upon God. Suffering and tribulation brings us back to Him. A great way to not rely too heavily upon our things is to give them away and live your life with open hands.

We all have too many clothes and too much stuff. How many clothes in your closet do you really wear? If you haven't worn it in a year, it would be good to give it away and let someone else wear it. If you are keeping clothes you never wear, you are hoarding them and hoarding is not a good thing.

Consistently be going through the stuff in your home and if you have extras or are not using things, give them away. There are many people who could use the stuff you are not using or hoarding. We do not need to hoard and be afraid of the future. We must learn to depend upon God and His provision.

So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' 
or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'  
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:31, 33

***Follow up on my post called The Blessings of Tidying Up based upon the best-selling book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up."