I don’t usually blog on Sundays (except for the occasional Word Sabbath), but for the month of October, I’ll be sharing a verse (or 2) and/or a quote that indirectly relate to purging (living simply that others might simply live).
“One’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” –Jesus (Luke 12:15, ESV)
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:17, ESV)
“True generosity isn’t about trying harder; it’s about letting go. If it feels like torture, we’re doing it wrong. The adventure of generosity is just that–an adventure. We take bold, fearful risks, giving beyond what we thought possible, and along the way our faith is enlarged. Then we can take bigger risks. And so it goes on. Looking for the right move at the right time; listening for the Spirit’s whispers; learning to flow with the heart of God.” (Mark Powley, Consumer Detox)