It’s been a full on few weeks sorting through our things as we prepare to move out of our house today.
I am so surprised how much we have been blessed with and how we came to Japan with 2 suitcases and 2 surfboards and we have decided that’s how we should leave…apart from an extra suitcase and and extra human 😉
We had everything we needed in our little house, beds, fridge, aircon, tv, car…everything and they were so useful for our lives. Now those things are no use to us and have been sold, given away or thrown out as junk.
It really put into the reality of the importance of not chasing material things, how hard it is to let go of something if you work really hard for it and value it so highly.
These years have been spent chasing eternal valued things like souls, freedom, friendships, a closeness to God and I am so excited that I don’t have to throw any of those things away.
The perspective of life as a foreigner on this earth is so much more realistic when you are leaving a place you once called your home in which it really wasn’t, it was a temporary place.
I think as followers of Christ we should always be wise of course of the things we need but also keeping our greatest and most important treasures stored up in eternity, not limiting ourselves for being generous because we want to hold onto something or putting stuff no matter what it is in higher priority than Gods ways.
Trusting, seeking him first and keeping value on things that last, I think really gives peace and power to the person who does it!
It’s always a good question to ask.
Am I chasing Him or I chasing stuff?
Let’s let material stuff be stuff and not the reason why we love our lives.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 NIV