As we continue to travel through this uncharted journey we are facing, the words of Thoreau become more and more prophetic as he noted, “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
I don’t know about you but the more I have taken from me due to this pandemic, the more I find myself drawing closer to God and in turn better experiencing His richness and peace. Do I want to continue losing my “stuff?” No, but this experience has helped me realize how fixated I tend to be on things that really don’t matter.
“Peace is the posession of adequate resources.” ~George H. Morrison
Luke 12:15, “And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'”
Journal your thoughts:
What am I grateful for today?
In what way(s) will I bring light to the world today?
What will I deny myself so I may draw closer to God and gain more peace in my life today?
God, I offer myself to Thee—To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always! Amen. (Third Step Prayer – Chapter 5, pg.63, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)