“Sabbath principle is not limited to our calendars and schedules. It also applies to the spaces in which we live, work and play. Our tendency toward too-full lives often expresses itself most tangibly in our over-crowded closets, unmanageable table surfaces and cluttered desks as we cram them full of far more than we need. Even our children fall prey to the chaos of overcrowded living as their toy boxes and bookshelves overflow with more than they could ever manage. In the meantime they sit, chin in hand, complaining of boredom.” – Priscilla Shirer
Thoughts… (My Reflections & Considerations)
Over the last two years or so, I have become so much more mindful and aware of matters related to decluttering, minimizing, simplifying, and turning the more of life into less. Books, blogs, and inspirational words have come at me from every direction. When I came across Priscilla Shirer’s quote referenced above which talked about “too-full lives” and the “chaos of overcrowded living,” I knew that this message of Sabbath was important, not only for myself but for others also. Making the decision to learn how to BREATHE through the mess of life will in fact save your life in more ways than you can imagine.
Words… (Scriptural References and Study Points)
Read Matthew 11:28-30. Complete a Scripture study on these verses, and write down what you uncover.
Actions… (Life Application)
Declutter your closets! This includes, but is not limited to, your physical closet in your home, your thought closet in your head and heart, and your anti-spiritual closet that houses your personal strongholds and idols.