Downsizing. It’s kind of a “thing” for people my age. We talk about how we’re “editing” our closets (I just worked on that project in September), or “minimizing clutter” by going through cabinets, drawers, garages and the like in search of seldom used or unnecessary objects.
Over the past two years, I’ve been tasked with helping my dementia-challenged mother downsize her earthly belongings in order to move to smaller accommodations. Twice, actually. As I’ve sifted through her belongings – especially her paperwork – one thing became very clear to me. My parents were generous. Generous with time. Generous with possessions. And generous with their modest finances.
This article by my husband brought my godly parents and their generous hearts to mind. Read on.
When I was young, I was told that there should be “a place for everything, and everything in it’s place.” This meant that it was good to be tidy, organized and neat. But this can also mean having life priorities set properly so as not to focus on the unimportant or less important things while ignoring things that deserve a higher place in my thinking. If I think today is more important than tomorrow for some things that is very true. But if I think this life’s pleasures, things and my personal goals are the highest priority, then I am a fool.
Kevin DeYoung has some excellent advice in the link that is provided below. Part of what he says is:
“1 Corinthians 1:30-31 says that Christ is for us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that as it is written, ‘Let the one who…
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