What Does it Matter?…Beth Farley


What does it matter where we hang our clothes or how we display our shoes? What does it matter where the spices are or if the silverware drawer is organized?

I have a new friend that has some difficulties with her daily routine. She is the most precious woman but there are some things that just don’t matter anymore. I don’t know if that is necessarily a bad thing. I observed the way her husband gazes into her eyes with love and the way her dogs love on her unconditionally; that’s what matters!!!

I think she’s got it right!
We have it wrong!

If I could take back all the times that I unnecessarily organized something or cleaned out the silverware drawer just to have it messed up within a day; I’d re-think my efforts. This new friendship has done just that; it has made me rethink about what matters and what doesn’t.

What would I do instead?

I’d spend more time with God and meditate.
I’d journal more.
I’d sit and listen to the world around me.
I’d spend more time with family.
I’d share my love more.
I’d watch the elderly hold hands on the park bench and smile.

I’d be more conscious of what’s important!

I’d give the Spirit of God permission to be my eyes and ears!


What matters to you? Is it your silverware drawer being messy or …

Jesus said: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me; watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

I’d love to hear your thoughts about what matters most to you and how you achieve that?

living by grace

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