Last week I was reading and came across this verse:
"What then shall we do?" the crowds were asking him. He replied to them, "The one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none, and the one who has food must do the same." Luke 3:10-11 (HCSB)
John the Baptist is speaking here and calling out the sinful religious leaders that were more worried about following the laws and rituals than loving their neighbors and showing love to those in need.
That one line – the one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none…
It hit me like a ton of bricks. Oh, we don’t have two shirts. We have more like 200 shirts in our house!!!
Then, the images started appearing from the epic devastation in the Texas region and I knew in my heart God was calling me to give our stuff away.
No yard sales in our driveway.
No online marketplaces.
Give it away.
Can I be honest? Giving our stuff away has been one of the most freeing activities I’ve done in a long time.
I don’t have time to hassle with pricing items and arranging pick ups, or even leaving things on my porch. I’ve been there, done that, too many times!
It leaves me stressed and I’ve decided it isn’t worth it anymore.
In this season I’m learning to #sayyestosayingno and that means giving our stuff away right now.
Today, giving our stuff away looked like this.
Let’s talk about the fact that I still have burp cloths and infant diapers in Brock’s room that haven’t been used for over a year!!!
Part of our items will be dropped off at our local pregnancy center. Part of the items will be donated to our youth group for a fundraiser they are holding at our church next month. Part of the items will be donated to friends.
Our girls were listening to the radio yesterday and how people are coming together to help from around the country. They wanted to know how they could help? I told them it would be great to send toys and stuffed animals to kids who lost everything in the floods. They agreed. We’re packing a box up this week and mailing it out.
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