Spring break!!! It’s been great so far. Our time has been well spent between play and school review. And then I decided to do a “spring cleaning” of the kids toys! What an eye opener! They have been blessed for years with toys and “stuff” from family and friends and from Eddie and myself as well! Even after all of our moves over the past years, they still have so many toys! So instead of just going through their rooms individually they have spent all afternoon bringing every single toy into my office! I’m looking forward to processing through the amount of things they have and emphasizing the importance of being content with what God has given us. And the true meaning of hoarding :).
Truth is, I have a lot of STUFF too. I know it brings no eternal satisfaction and yet sometimes I choose to indulge in my fleshly desires by purchasing things I really don’t need. I’m hoping that through this “cleansing,” God will teach all of us valuable life lessons! Matthew 6:19-21 tells us “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” I like my things but something I’ve learned over the last couple of years is that none of it really brings me joy. My hope is that as we train up our children and impress the truth of God’s word on their hearts that they will store up their treasures in heaven as well.