Instead of a resolution for 2011, I've decided to claim Matthew 6 as my chapter for the year. Why? Because I think it encompasses most of my spiritual strengths. And, as many of us know, our greatest strengths are almost always our greatest weaknesses as well.
I'm starting today with the part that reads,
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
I already know where my heart is. My heart is in the same place it has been for as long as I can remember. But sometimes the "treasure" part gets out of whack.
Today I asked my five best girlfriends what they saw as my greatest gift. Not surprising to me, four of the five listed generosity in some form. I say "not surprising" because I like to bless others with what God has given me. It makes me feel good. The weakness to this is that sometimes I think I deserve my treasure too . . . I think I deserve to be blessed with what I want. (And I do believe with all my heart that He wants to bless me with the things that are good for me . . . but I HAVE to learn patience and wait for His timing.)
That being said, as part of the "waiting" process, I have decided to clear out the clutter in my life. For one, I have WAY more stuff than I need. And I am not a "stuff" person. So beginning today, I plan to give away one thing every day. And, since it's not a leap year, that means by December 31, my house will have 365 fewer items in it than it has now.
I plan to blog about Matthew 6 for the next few days, so if you're looking for a chuckle, you probably won't find it here. However, if you're looking for free stuff, you might. :)
And just so you know, it's BYOB . . . Bring Your Own Box.