Monday, January 24, 2011

again and again and again

two weeks ago i was thinking on this:
Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. ~Robert Brault

Sunday my eyes were welled up with gratitude as i sang Chris Tomlin's Enough
All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

today reading to my children... just listen in:
One night George came home weary from traveling. Mary met him at the door with a smile. "Come and see how good it all looks," she said...
As George looked around the room, his heart sank. His house was beginning to look like so many other houses he had visited- cluttered with things... things that would mock his attempt to live only for God.
He sank wearily into his chair. "They have to go," he said in a low voice. "What has to go?" Mary frowned. "Everything... everything that's not necessary has to go."
"But why?" stammered Mary, turning pale and sinking into her chair.
"Because," replied George, "I travel from one end of Devon to the other preaching that the Bible is to be taken literally... Jesus said, 'Sell all you have and give it to the poor,' didn't He?"
"Yes, but..." said Mary. "But what?..." said George.
Mary opened her mouth and then closed it without saying a single word.
The next evening when George came home... sitting on the china cabinet was a stack of pound notes.
~excerpt from Christian Heroes: Then and Now, George Muller

and hours ago i typed this to think on:
Our Lord did not teach detachment from other things: He taught attachment to Himself. ~ Oswald Chambers

just now i read this:
Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

followed by this:
Why is everyone hungry for more? "More, more," they say.
"More, more."
I have God's more-than-enough,
More joy in one ordinary day
Than they get in all their shopping sprees.
At day's end I'm ready for sound sleep,
For you, God, have put my life back together.
Psalm 4:6-8 The Message

now i call that,
a Sacred echo


  1. just in case...

    i know in Mark 10/Luke 18 Jesus is speaking specifically to the rich ruler - -

    this post is not about legalism on my part, it is about FREEDOM in Christ and me seeking our Savior for exactly what it is He has to say to me, specifically :)

    thank you :]

  2. I love it in a not-so-warm-fuzzy way. It's challenging. so challenging. But there is so much in life we can apply this to. I think on the things I do to gain increase..... more food, more decor, more muscle, more beauty, more and more trying to be content with that which withers and rusts, wrinkles and atrophies. Foolishness.

    He IS enough. When will I learn?


  3. nice...i crave simplicity...and reachingfor the point when He is enough...

  4. I really like that William Morris quote. And I love sacred echoes, those moments when a message is so important that He layers it deeply and repeatedly into the patter of my life so I will hear.

  5. It is a challenge - to find our complete satisfaction in Him - but He truly is all we need.
    I really liked this.

  6. i like this .. a sacred echo...