Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Letting Go of Stuff
It is amazing when we read
the stories written by others that our own memories are resurrected with yet a
story we thought we had already told it all.
One of the entries by Sharon
Sharing God at “Tell Me a True Story told about a dream she had.In the dream she discovered a lot of her
“Stuff” that she had given away discarded and ready to be buried.She wondered why they had not valued her
There are times when it is
necessary to clean out our garage, closets, attic and give to an organization
or find someone who can use what you no longer need.
Long ago, we purchased a
white velvet couch and matching love seat that we enjoyed for many years.
When we moved to our present
mobile home, we decided to purchase a hide-a-bed and would no longer need the
pair of living room furniture.
Our local Teen Challenge was
requesting furniture of any kind, so we make the telephone call and donated our
white velvet chesterfield and love seat along with an office desk and chair and
other items now forgotten.
Some tell us when you contribute
money, you lose the right to say how it will be spent, and I suppose it is the
same with items donated to a good cause.
Apparently what the group did
was to hold a yard sale of the donated furniture to raise funds for their
Time passed, and one day as I
drove my car down one of the semi-main streets of town, there I spotted in the
front yard of a small house our “White Velvet Love Seat,” with a FOR SALE sign
I knew it was OURS, and at
first I was angry that the person was going to make a profit out of our lovely
God spoke to me and
said, “Let it go, it is no longer yours, but it is theirs, so they can do with
it as they like.”
Then I began to consider
people I have known, witnessed to, and often helped in times past, and I
realized that they belong to God and they did not really belong to me.