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.
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