Living Free and Lightly


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 once had a  friend who had some difficulties with her daily routine. She was the most precious woman and there were some things that just didn’t matter to her anymore. You see, she became very sick and eventually passed away from Alzheimer’s, but, I knew her before she got really sick and she said she didn’t care where things were anymore. I don’t know if her way of thinking was necessarily a bad thing.

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 or swept the kitchen floor just to have it messed up within a day; I’d also re-think my routine.                                                       As I think back on that friendship today I am reminded to rethink about what really matters in my life.

What would I do instead of all of the busy stuff I get caught up in doing most days?

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 MSGIMG_1158