Devotions from Judy’s heart

As we have recently entered into 2012, it is time to let go of the old and begin afresh. For most of us that means getting rid of our clutter so we have room for the new. Physically, I have begun to get rid of clutter in the house, especially my closets that are filled to overflowing. I have a perfect place to bring the things I don’t use or wear as we have a Share and Care in Hackensack. Why are we so reluctant to get rid of things? Do we think that we will need them down the line and if we give something away will we miss it? If we want to live a more simple life, it often means sorting out the clutter. In I Tim 5:6-7 it says “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”  Further down in this chapter it says we are to set our hopes on God who gives us everything.  We are to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for the future. Let us  go into 2012 by de-cluttering so there will more room for Him, and less of us!