Making Space

Making Space

Making Space

Having decided that I need to simplify the way I live, over the last couple of weeks, I have been working at uncluttering my house.

Like many things that build up in our lives, my house is full of things that I don’t need.

DVDs I don’t watch,
clothes I don’t wear,
Wires,
batteries,
old receipts,
keys from my previous house (from 13 years ago),
the odd ten franc piece from before France went over to the Euro…

Stuff.

Pointless, useless stuff, that for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to throw away.

Until I noticed I was getting stressed and wasn’t able to relax in my own home.

And because I couldn’t relax, I found myself spending less time reading the Bible.
Less time worshiping.
Less time reading with my children.

I was either clearing space, or tidying things away, or just constantly distracted by the mess around me.

Then I discovered Joshua Becker and his website www.becomingminimalist.com which introduced me to a new point of view on minimalism.

So I have decided that I need to make space in my life again.

I need to simplify so that I can spend more time with Him.

This was when I found this video on youtube:

Jesus gave His life for me and all He wants in return is me.
Not my stuff.
And not the things that stop me from spending time with Him.

Me.

And so, over the next few weeks I am going to be giving things away, selling things and recycling things so that I can make more space in my life for the things that truly matter:

– Jesus.
– Family.
– Worship.

What do you need to give up or remove from your life in order to spend more time with Him?

AB