I am in the midst of packing to move. As Methodist pastors, we get transferred to different congregations every now and then.
I am amazed at the things I could hold in this small apartment! Packing is a stressful thing and unpacking is another tiresome chore.
I hope to make it my goal next year to declutter my living space. A clean physical space is not only good for the soul but it is also a good exercise for my soul to depend less on material things but to be free to enjoy experiences of life.
Charles Spurgeon said, “You must keep all earthly treasures out of your heart, and let Christ be your treasure, and let Him have your heart”.
May it be that I will not forget to declutter my life. If my heart is crowded with many things, I can not hear the voice of God accurately.
“Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.” (Proverbs 30:7-9, NIV)